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Imagine you are first in line at a potluck buffet. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much is enough to leave for your neighbors behind you-not just the six billion people, but the wildlife, and the as-yet-unborn?
In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their own lifestyles as a tangible way of transforming our unsustainable culture. Radical Simplicity is the first book that guides the reader to a personal sustainability goal, then offers a process to monitor progress to a lifestyle that is equitable amongst all people, species, and generations. It employs three tools to help readers begin their customized journey to simplicity:
Combining lyrical narrative, compassionate advocacy and absorbing science, Radical Simplicity is a practical, personal answer to 21st century challenges that will appeal as much to Cultural Creatives and students as to spiritual seekers, policy makers and sustainability professionals.
This book takes what is usually presented theoretically - we should all simplify our lives in order to live better - to a more practical, let's-do-this level, with helpful... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Patty A. O'Connell
I really enjoyed this book. It really spoke to me and helped me realize that I do want to simplify my life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tanya Chan
I did really like that Jim's book starts from a place of his personal story which I could really relate to before he moved into the detailed nuts and bolts of how to make a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
A complete new way of viewing our enormous impact on planet earth and the resources needed to provide for our day to day living styles. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charles Roveti
The plan is ambitious, but worthy of our effort (my effort). While I was initially overwhelmed with the level of detail of consumption/resources (e.g. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gregory Matos
The beginning was great- I liked his metaphors. It was dull towards the middle.Published 11 months ago by ANON18
not a lot new here, but good as a reminder that what we have is not our stuff.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer