Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska
Wanda Urbanska, are offered here to introduce you to a new, more satisfying
way of life: frugal, conscious, sustainable living. Simple Living - which
made its debut in 2004 as the first nationally syndicated television series of
its kind - offers thoughtful ideas and actionable tips for viewers to become:
* Better environmental stewards;
* More thoughtful consumers;
* Fiscally responsible;
* Involved with community;
These five programs take you from Chicago to San Diego to America’s
“small town” of Mount Airy, NC to show you how to live simply in the
city or country, to reduce your carbon footprint and fight global warming,
to connect with nature and gardening, and to do a “green remodel” of your
own home, as Wanda does with her 1956 brick rancher. This sampler will
inspire you to reclaim the good life through simple living.
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Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska presents five episodes of the popular public television series designed to teach the viewer about ways for more cost-effective, conscientious, and sustainable living. The first nationally syndicated series of this kind, Simple Living shows ways ordinary people everywhere can be better stewards of the environment and more informed consumers, while promoting a strong, positive message of fiscal responsibility and community involvement. From reducing one s carbon footprint to doing a green remodel of one s home to enjoying the pastime of gardening, Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska is a wonderful and refreshing show the frugality and energy-saving tips especially are and more valuable than ever during tough economic times. Highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review
Wanda Urbanska is a spokeswoman for the simplicity movement. --The New York Times
Top Customer Reviews
I wasn't very inspired by the show or it's content. In fact, it reminds me of all the 'Farm-to-table' efforts around town that welcome welfare recipients to their establishments by offering 50% discounts on food items. So why aren't those people there? Because they are almost always located in places where those people are not welcomed or 'belong'. There seemed to be a similar correlation in this video.
Matters discussed in the video:
This video focuses much more on alternative 'green' solutions, but they aren't necessarily simpler. There's very little, if anything, SIMPLE about what has become a conventional flush toilet.
Yes, simple is choosing cloth napkins and diapers over paper. However, in reality, handwashing is simpler than machine washing. Electricity in the home is not essential. And forgoing it is infinitely simpler than even solar panels. What's NOT simple is Commercialism. And much of what's portrayed here is mostly a part of it: Middle-class people, with middle-class university degrees taking a middle-class approach to economic self preservation.
Logically, simpler should also be more affordable and more available, but it's not. I think that part of the message did come across in the video.
In a practical sense, so much of what is covered here, seemed to be class-based. For example, she suggested using a public library, not just reduce the need to buy books (economy and recycling), but to meet people. SO much of the video is with reference to a mega-urban environment, so I'll stick to that demographic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couldn't watch it, just another liberal environmentalist. Is there any other kind on PBS? Video barely begins before she starts talking about rising sea levels from global... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Charles
intro was so boring - too much explaining what the show was going to tell us without actually teaching anything - I had to turn if off 10 min in. Get to the point faster.Published 18 months ago by John R Wilson
Boring. I should have read the reviews first. I could only take 10 minutes of it.Published 20 months ago by Hzwyfee
Interesting but nothing earthshaking presented. Good to see how everyone can help a littlePublished on August 13, 2014 by Barbara A. Keim