Voluntary Simplicity

Think about it this way: if you buy a $4 coffee every workday, that’s approximately $1000 a year spent on coffee. If you make $10 an hour, that equates to 100 hours of work just to buy coffee. Voluntary Simplicity is about making conscious choices.
 
In 1995, my husband Jon and I signed up to take … Read More.

Northwest Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge in October

Change can be tough, and sometimes it takes a kick-start to make it happen. Every October, the NWEI challenges you to choose one action to reduce your environmental impact and stick with it for two weeks. As an individual or with a team, you pick a category—water, trash, energy, food or transportation—and set a goal … Read More.