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Simple Living Works! Month 2 ALERT

In This Issue:

Simpler Living Daily Nudges Enhanced

Free ZOOM Forum

Regional eNews

SLW! Quarterly Digest

MORE Worth Your Time

Current Simpler Living Daily Nudges Enhanced

Month 2*: Celebrating More Responsibly— Week 1: Music/Worship || Week 2: Preparing for Lent, Easter and Other Spring Festivals || Week 3: Rites of Passage || Week 4: What Is ‘Enough’?

Month 1*: Life Principles of Voluntary Simplicity — Week 1: Do Justice || Week 2: Learn from the World Community || Week 3: Nurture People || Week 4: Non-conform Freely

I now send the link to the Nudges to arrive by the first of the month. So, SAVE the link. I may update some Nudges as timely material comes in. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, since my monthly blog and podcast are on pause, I’m adding Legacy Blogs and Podcasts to Nudges.

Forward to friends, who can subscribe by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com

Free ZOOM Forum

2/4/23—Colleague organization Jubilee Economics is offering a series of one hour, monthly “Jubilee Forums,” on the first Saturday of the month, 9am PST. This Forum will continue Collapse Economics. Seeing that Jesus framed his entire ministry on Jubilee, we will too. There is no charge. Send an email to lee@jubilee-economics.org or john@jubilee-economics.org to indicate you plan to attend. In return, we will send you a Zoom link to the Forum. All forums will focus on how to address the existential issues people are facing by living the OneEarth Jubilee worldview.

OneEarth eNews

January 2023 Jubileo: Uplifting News Through OneEarth Jubilee:

Biodiversity Apocalypse and COP15
January 7, 2023 Forum

Regional eNewsletters

Siouxland Social Justice eNews (Greater Sioux City, IA)—Winter’23

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Listen at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/TCGP.html

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews (San Luis Obispo Co., CA)—Winter‘23

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SLW! Quarterly Digest — activities and links to colleague organizations

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/DigestWinter23.html

Well Worth Your Time

https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2022/10/environmentalists-talk-population-growth-heres-how/embed/#

Your Green Life powered by Green America, a long-time colleague of SLW! Visit GreenAmerica.org/magazine

Inequality Media with Robert Reich — brief videos/scripts

From Sojourners:

OUR EXCESSIVE MILITARY BUDGET BUILDS U.S. EMPIRE, NOT GOD’S KINGDOM

https://sojo.net/articles/our-excessive-military-budget-builds-us-empire-not-gods-kingdom

BY ADAM RUSSELL TAYLOR

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Feedback welcome. Peace.

In This Issue:

Simpler Living Daily Nudges Enhanced

Free ZOOM Forum

Regional eNews

SLW! Quarterly Digest

MORE Worth Your Time

Current Simpler Living Daily Nudges Enhanced

Month 12*: Responsible Celebrating (Advent) Week 1: Ten Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas, #1-6 || Week 2: 10 Tips, #7-8 || Week 3: 10 Tips, #9-10+ || Week 4: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Holy Innocents

Month 1*: Life Principles of Voluntary Simplicity — Week 1: Do Justice || Week 2: Learn from the World Community || Week 3: Nurture People || Week 4: Non-conform Freely

I now send the link to the Nudges to arrive by the first of the month. So, SAVE the link. I may update some Nudges as timely material comes in. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, since my monthly blog and podcast are on pause, I’m adding Legacy Blogs and Podcasts to Nudges.

Forward to friends, who can subscribe by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com

This Year’s Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/XB/XB2022index.php

Free ZOOM Forum

1/7/23—Colleague organization Jubilee Economics is offering a series of one hour, monthly “Jubilee Forums,” on the first Saturday of the month, 9am PST. This Forum will continue Collapse Economics. Seeing that Jesus framed his entire ministry on Jubilee, we will too. There is no charge. Send an email to lee@jubilee-economics.org or john@jubilee-economics.org to indicate you plan to attend. In return, we will send you a Zoom link to the Forum. All forums will focus on how to address the existential issues people are facing by living the OneEarth Jubilee worldview.

OneEarth eNews

December 2022 Jubileo: Uplifting News Through OneEarth Jubilee: The Religious Nature of Economics; It’s Not Secular

Regional eNewsletters

Siouxland Social Justice eNews (Greater Sioux City, IA)—Winter’23

Read the latest at our site: http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SiouxlandSJeNews.html

RIP Jim Redmond. Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/siouxcityjournal/name/james-redmond-obituary?id=36846156

Podcast Episode 71 :: Jim Redmond, Mr. Missouri River, on Acting Ecologically Wherever You Live

Listen at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/TCGP.html

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews (San Luis Obispo Co., CA)—Winter‘23

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SLW! Quarterly Digest — activities and links to colleague organizations

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/DigestWinter23.html

Your Green Life powered by Green America, a long-time colleague of SLW! Visit GreenAmerica.org/magazine

For SLW! current publications, visit SimpleLivingWorks.org, especially windows 2 and 3.

Feedback welcome. Peace.

In This Issue:

Simpler Living Daily Nudges Enhanced

Free ZOOM Forum

Regional eNews

SLW! Quarterly Digest

Current Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Month 11* // Week 1: More Celebrating || Week 2: Preparations || Week 3: Unplug the Christmas Machine || Week 4: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

Month 12*: Responsible Celebrating (Advent) Week 1: Ten Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas, #1-6 || Week 2: 10 Tips, #7-8 || Week 3: 10 Tips, #9-10+ || Week 4: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Holy Innocents

I now send the link to the Nudges to arrive by the first of the month. So, SAVE the link. I may update some Nudges as timely material comes in. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, since my monthly blog and podcast are on pause, I’m adding Legacy Blogs and Podcasts to Nudges.

Forward to friends, who can subscribe by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com

This Year’s Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/XB/XB2022index.php

Free ZOOM Forum

12/3/22—Colleague organization Jubilee Economics is offering a series of one hour, monthly “Jubilee Forums,” on the first Saturday of the month, 9am PDT. This Forum will be on Collapse Economics. Seeing that Jesus framed his entire ministry on Jubilee, we will too. There is no charge. Send an email to lee@jubilee-economics.org or john@jubilee-economics.org to indicate you plan to attend. In return, we will send you a Zoom link to the Forum. All forums will focus on how to address the existential issues people are facing by living the OneEarth Jubilee worldview.

OneEarth eNews

November 2022 Jubileo: News & Updates

Regional eNewsletters

Siouxland Social Justice eNews (Greater Sioux City, IA)—Fall’22

Read the latest at our site: http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SiouxlandSJeNews.html

RIP Jim Redmond. Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/siouxcityjournal/name/james-redmond-obituary?id=36846156

Podcast Episode 71 :: Jim Redmond, Mr. Missouri River, on Acting Ecologically Wherever You Live

Listen at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/TCGP.html

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews (San Luis Obispo Co., CA)—Fall‘22

Read the latest at our site:

 http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLO%20Co.%20Social%20Justice%20eNews.html

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See Additions and Corrections there throughout the month.

SLW! Quarterly Digest — activities and links to colleague organizations

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/DigestFall22.html

Worth Your Time

Buy Nothing Day — This Black Friday: participate by not participating. AdBusters.org

Environmentalists Need To Talk About Population Growth. Here’s How.

Your Green Life powered by Green America, a long-time colleague of SLW! Visit GreenAmerica.org/magazine

For SLW! current publications, visit SimpleLivingWorks.org, especially windows 2 and 3.

Feedback welcome. Peace.

In This Issue:

Simpler Living Daily Nudges Enhanced

Free ZOOM Forum

Regional eNews

SLW! Quarterly Digest

Current Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Month 10*: Sustenance // Week 1: Food || Week 2: Recipes (from Developing Countries) & Food Preparation || Week 3: Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming || Week 4: Gardening

Month 11* // Week 1: More Celebrating || Week 2: Preparations || Week 3: Unplug the Christmas Machine || Week 4: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

I now send the link to the Nudges to arrive by the first of the month. So, SAVE the link. I may update some Nudges as timely material comes in. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, since my monthly blog and podcast are on pause, I’m adding Legacy Blogs and Podcasts to Nudges.

Forward to friends, who can subscribe by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com

Free ZOOM Forum

11/5/22—Colleague organization Jubilee Economics is offering a series of one hour, monthly “Jubilee Forums,” on the first Saturday of the month, 9am PDT. This Forum will be on “Climate Breakdown + Population Growth = Collapse.” Seeing that Jesus framed his entire ministry on Jubilee, we will too. There is no charge. Send an email to lee@jubilee-economics.org or john@jubilee-economics.org to indicate you plan to attend. In return, we will send you a Zoom link to the Forum. All forums will focus on how to address the existential issues people are facing by living the OneEarth Jubilee worldview.

Worth Reading

Environmentalists Need To Talk About Population Growth. Here’s How.

OneEarth eNews

October 2022 Jubileo: News & Updates

Regional eNewsletters

Siouxland Social Justice eNews (Greater Sioux City, IA)—Fall’22

Read the latest at our site: http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SiouxlandSJeNews.html

RIP Jim Redmond. Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/siouxcityjournal/name/james-redmond-obituary?id=36846156

Podcast Episode 71 :: Jim Redmond, Mr. Missouri River, on Acting Ecologically Wherever You Live

Listen at http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/TCGP.html

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews (San Luis Obispo Co., CA)—Fall‘22

Read the latest at our site:

 http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLO%20Co.%20Social%20Justice%20eNews.html

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See Additions and Corrections there throughout the month.

SLW! Quarterly Digest — activities and links to colleague organizations

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/DigestFall22.html

For SLW! current publications, visit SimpleLivingWorks.org, especially windows 2 and 3.

Feedback welcome. Peace.

In This Issue:

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Free ZOOM Forum

Regional eNews

SLW! Quarterly Digest

Current Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Month 9*: Non-conform Freely // Week 1: Media Literacy || Week 2: Advertising & Public Relations || Week 3: Alternatives to TV, Video Games, Movies, Gambling || Week 4: Marketing

Click here: simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=Nudge22.php#0922

Month 10*: Sustenance // Week 1: Food || Week 2: Recipes (from Developing Countries) & Food Preparation || Week 3: Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming || Week 4: Gardening

I now send the link to the Nudges to arrive by the first of the month. So, SAVE the link. I may update some Nudges as timely material comes in. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, since my monthly blog and podcast are on pause, I’m adding Legacy Blogs and Podcasts to Nudges.

Forward to friends, who can subscribe by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com

Free ZOOM Forum

10/1/22—Colleague organization Jubilee Economics is offering a series of one hour, monthly “Jubilee Forums,” on the first Saturday of the month, 9am PDT. This Forum will be on “Jubilee and Climate Breakdown—part 2.” Seeing that Jesus framed his entire ministry on Jubilee, we will too. There is no charge. Send an email to lee@jubilee-economics.org or john@jubilee-economics.org to indicate you plan to attend. In return, we will send you a Zoom link to the Forum. All forums will focus on how to address the existential issues people are facing by living the OneEarth Jubilee worldview.

Worth Reading

How many people can Earth handle?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220905-is-the-world-overpopulated

Regional eNewsletters

Siouxland Social Justice eNews (Greater Sioux City, IA)—Fall’22

Read the latest at our site: http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SiouxlandSJeNews.html

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews (San Luis Obispo Co., CA)—Fall‘22

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 http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLO%20Co.%20Social%20Justice%20eNews.html

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See Additions and Corrections there throughout the month.

SLW! Quarterly Digest — activities and links to colleague organizations

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/DigestSummer22.html

For SLW! current publications, visit SimpleLivingWorks.org, especially windows 2 and 3.

Feedback welcome. Peace.

In This Issue:

Simpler Living Daily Nudges

New Free ZOOM Forum

Regional eNews

SLW! Quarterly Digest

Current Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Month 8*: Personal Choices, Happiness, Fulfillment // Week 1: Work, Stress & Health // Week 2: Support // Week 3: Transportation & Travel // Week 4: Homes & Buildings:

Month 9*: Non-conform Freely // Week 1: Media Literacy || Week 2: Advertising & Public Relations || Week 3: Alternatives to TV, Video Games, Movies, Gambling || Week 4: Marketing

I now send the link to the Nudges to arrive by the first of the month. So, SAVE the link. I may update some Nudges as timely material comes in. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, since my monthly blog and podcast are on pause, I’m adding Legacy Blogs and Podcasts to Nudges.

Forward to friends, who can subscribe by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com

New Free ZOOM Forum

Colleague organization Jubilee Economics is offering a series of one hour, monthly “Jubilee Forums,” on the first Saturday of the month, STARTING 9/3/22, 9am PDT. The first Forum will be on “Jubilee and Climate Breakdown.” Seeing that Jesus framed his entire ministry on Jubilee, we will too. There is no charge. Send an email to lee@jubilee-economics.org or john@jubilee-economics.org to indicate you plan to attend. In return, we will send you a Zoom link to the Forum. All forums will focus on how to address the existential issues people are facing by living the OneEarth Jubilee worldview.

Regional eNewsletters

Siouxland Social Justice eNews (Greater Sioux City, IA)—Summer’22

Read the latest at our site: http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SiouxlandSJeNews.html

SLO Co. Social Justice eNews (San Luis Obispo Co., CA)—Summer‘22

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See Additions and Corrections there throughout the month.

SLW! Quarterly Digest — activities and links to colleague organizations

https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/DigestSummer22.html

Feedback welcome. Peace.

For SLW! current publications, visit SimpleLivingWorks.org, especially windows 2 and 3.

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7/15/22 — eNews #130

SLW! Blog Going on Pause

Starting with Month 8, I’ll send the link to the Nudges once a month to ALL Subscribers to arrive before the first of the month. So, SAVE the link. I may update some Nudges as timely material comes in. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, I’m putting my monthly blog on pause and adding Legacy Blogs to some Nudges. 

This Week’s Simpler Living Nudges 7/17/22->

This Month — Money & Goods // This Week — Green Products // Next Week — Personal Finance, Credit & Debt

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Two Recent So Pertinent Interviews on the Climate Emergency

“It’s Already Happening”: Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate on Deadly Climate Crisis in Africa

https://www.democracynow.org/2022/7/21/vanessa_nakate_global_south_africa_uganda

Paper Straws Are Not Enough. Only “System Change” Can Halt Climate Crisis, Says George Monbiot

https://www.democracynow.org/2022/7/21/heat_wave_europe_climate_crisis_extreme

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Dealing with Inflation

Let’s call inflation what is really is — PRICE GOUGING! Corporations charge what they can because they can. Yes, we have some supply chain problems. But that doesn’t justify $5+/gallon gas! Profiteering does. Corporations are capitalizing on the stress caused by the pandemic, by inadequate gun protections, and by the climate crisis.

The problem is exaggerated by an emphasis on economic growth. Steady-state economics is a much more reasonable way to provide adequately for ‘most everybody. But it isn’t enough for profit greedy stockholders and overpaid executives. 

The situation is further complicated by pro-natalists who think we need population growth to get more consumers and more tax-payers. Actually we need smaller families — of all colors — to relieve the pressure on the environment.

A most promising solution for ‘most everybody in the northern hemisphere is voluntary simplicity. That means choosing to live a less consumptive life — live simplify that others may simply live. Voluntary simplicity is not simple minded, nor is it easy. But it is fulfilling. SimpleLivingWorks.org is packed with free ideas, strategies, educational resources in print, voice and video. 

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Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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Think Sustainable Population!

The signs are here that my prediction of environmental implosion in 2040-50 will indeed happen. I strongly empathize with our grandchildren who will be saddled with the immense problems that are coming. Being white, privileged people, they will probably survive, though billions around the world will  not.

We see starvation in many countries, especially Africa; excruciating heat, causing melting of polar ice, wildfires in the U.S. and even death in India; and problematic immigration.

Our opposing positions on abortion may not matter! Until our global population reaches a sustainable level of 3-4 billion, Mother Earth and all her children — human and non-human —  are in jeopardy. That can only happen if women choose to have only one child or to be child-free and are not pressured by relatives, friends or partners to have more. The means for that are common for females and males — voluntary sterilization, contraception, abstinence, and (for women) abortion.

“Entrepreneurs” will, of course, strategize to make even more money from the environmental disaster, as they have during the present pandemic. Politicians will argue for more bodies to pay more taxes and to “grow the economy.”

I urge you to review my earlier essay: OverConsumption and OverPopulation Are the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis — https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#CCD

Thoughtful comments are welcome.

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

Ep. 0122–Chuck Collins on the Industry That Protects Wealth and How It Hurts Everyone

Ep. 1221Della Duncan, Renegade Economist, Tells about Doughnut Economics and Other Economic Models Being Put to Work

Ep. 1121–Lauren Van Ham: Radical Inter-religious Cooperation Is Working to Save Life on Our Planet

Ep. 1021Encuentro–A U.S./Mexico Conversation on Living the Alternative Worldview We Call OneEarth Jubilee

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NEW in ’22–All of SLW! and OneEarth Jubilee Economics’ 250+ podcast episodes will be offered–one at a time in the Daily Nudge. If you do not already receive the weekly email that links to the Daily Nudges, subscribe for free by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

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Each Nudge contains a brief idea for simplifying our lives + plus, in 2022, one or two links to other helpful free information, including a podcast episode from the Simpler Living OneEarth collection.

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Population Connection

https://populationconnection.org/virtual-events/book-club/embed/#?secret=1rXCFvfMH1#?secret=Nb0UPDo8a1

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For previous blogs, visit the Archives Index

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

Latest OneEarth Jubilee monthly eNewsletter. Well worth a read.

NEW Jubilee Blog — Let’s Think & Act Jubilee

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

What Could Possibly Go Right? with Vicki Robin // Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Imagine with Us (SpiritualProgressives.org, Tikkiun.org) // Hopecast with Jane Goodall

Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges

Month 7*: Money & Goods // Week 1: Green Business // Week 2: Green Investing // Week 3: Green Products // Week 4: Personal Finance, Credit & Debt

Month 8*: Personal Choices, Happiness, Fulfillment // Week 1:Work, Stress & Health // Week 2: Support // Week 3: Transportation & Travel // Week 4: Homes & Buildings:

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6/15/22 — eNews #129

Dealing with Inflation

Let’s call inflation what is really is — PRICE GOUGING! Corporations charge what they can because they can. Yes, we have some supply chain problems. But that doesn’t justify $5+/gallon gas! Profiteering does. Corporations are capitalizing on the stress caused by the pandemic, by inadequate gun protections, and by the climate crisis.

The problem is exaggerated by an emphasis on economic growth. Steady-state economics is a much more reasonable way to provide adequately for ‘most everybody. But it isn’t enough for profit greedy stockholders and overpaid executives. 

The situation is further complicated by pro-natalists who think we need population growth to get more consumers and more tax-payers. Actually we need smaller families — of all colors — to relieve the pressure on the environment.

A most promising solution for ‘most everybody in the northern hemisphere is voluntary simplicity. That means choosing to live a less consumptive life — live simplify that others may simply live. Voluntary simplicity is not simple minded, nor is it easy. But it is fulfilling. SimpleLivingWorks.org is packed with free ideas, strategies, educational resources in print, voice and video. 

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

Think Sustainable Population!

The signs are here that my prediction of environmental implosion in 2040-50 will indeed happen. I strongly empathize with our grandchildren who will be saddled with the immense problems that are coming. Being white, privileged people, they will probably survive, though billions around the world will  not.

We see starvation in many countries, especially Africa; excruciating heat, causing melting of polar ice, wildfires in the U.S. and even death in India; and problematic immigration.

Our opposing positions on abortion may not matter! Until our global population reaches a sustainable level of 3-4 billion, Mother Earth and all her children — human and non-human —  are in jeopardy. That can only happen if women choose to have only one child or to be child-free and are not pressured by relatives, friends or partners to have more. The means for that are common for females and males — voluntary sterilization, contraception, abstinence, and (for women) abortion.

“Entrepreneurs” will, of course, strategize to make even more money from the environmental disaster, as they have during the present pandemic. Politicians will argue for more bodies to pay more taxes and to “grow the economy.”

I urge you to review my earlier essay: OverConsumption and OverPopulation Are the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis — https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#CCD

Thoughtful comments are welcome.

# # # # # # # # # #

Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

Ep. 0122–Chuck Collins on the Industry That Protects Wealth and How It Hurts Everyone

Ep. 1221Della Duncan, Renegade Economist, Tells about Doughnut Economics and Other Economic Models Being Put to Work

Ep. 1121–Lauren Van Ham: Radical Inter-religious Cooperation Is Working to Save Life on Our Planet

Ep. 1021Encuentro–A U.S./Mexico Conversation on Living the Alternative Worldview We Call OneEarth Jubilee

# # # # # # # # # #

NEW in ’22–All of SLW! and OneEarth Jubilee Economics’ 250+ podcast episodes will be offered–one at a time in the Daily Nudge. If you do not already receive the weekly email that links to the Daily Nudges, subscribe for free by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

Free Simpler Living Nudges Enhanced

Different Theme each month! Different Focus each week! No ads! Unsubscribe anytime!

You’re invited to receive FREE Daily Simpler Living Nudges. Simply reply “NUDGE” to this email or send “NUDGE” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com. You will receive a weekly email with a link to the week’s Nudges. Read one a day or once a week—at your own pace.

Each Nudge contains a brief idea for simplifying our lives + plus, in 2022, one or two links to other helpful free information, including a podcast episode from the Simpler Living OneEarth collection.

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What Could Possibly Go Right? with Vicki Robin // Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Imagine with Us (SpiritualProgressives.org, Tikkiun.org) // Hopecast with Jane Goodall

Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

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5/15/22 — eNews #128

Think Sustainable Population!

The signs are here that my prediction of environmental implosion in 2040-50 will indeed happen. I strongly empathize with our grandchildren who will be saddled with the immense problems that are coming. Being white, privileged people, they will probably survive, though billions around the world will  not.

We see starvation in many countries, especially Africa; excruciating heat, causing melting of polar ice, wildfires in the U.S. and even death in India; and problematic immigration.

Our opposing positions on abortion may not matter! Until our global population reaches a sustainable level of 3-4 billion, Mother Earth and all her children — human and non-human —  are in jeopardy. That can only happen if women choose to have only one child or to be child-free and are not pressured by relatives, friends or partners to have more. The means for that are common for females and males — voluntary sterilization, contraception, abstinence, and (for women) abortion.

“Entrepreneurs” will, of course, strategize to make even more money from the environmental disaster, as they have during the present pandemic. Politicians will argue for more bodies to pay more taxes and to “grow the economy.”

Tax the Rich!

I urge you to review my earlier essay: OverConsumption and OverPopulation Are the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis — https://simpleliving.startlogic.com/indexoth.php?place=archives/featuredwriters.php#CCD

Thoughtful comments are welcome.

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May 20 — World Bee Day

BEES are some of the most important pollinators, ensuring food, sustainable agriculture & #biodiversity . They significantly contribute to the mitigation of #ClimateChange & the conservation of the environment

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So on #WorldBeeDay

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#SaveTheBees

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Traveling Back to Iowa

I apologize to the progressive minority in Iowa for the following rant.

Though Rita and I have retired in California, one or both of us travel back to Iowa twice a year to visit our two grandkids. We have many friends, doctors and churches there that we respect and enjoy

We spent some 35 years doing our best to improve our corner of Iowa called Siouxland — Sioux City, IA; South S.C., NE; and North S.C., SD. Rita taught public school and I raised money for a new Public Radio station, KWIT (Western Iowa Tech Community College). Because of that we both get small pensions through IPERS (Iowa Public Employees Retirement System).

At the time (up to 2010) we had moderate politicians, including the distinguished US Senator Tom Harkin. But we noticed a sad change when the national embarrassment Steve King was elected to represent our congressional district. 

Iowa is a classic urban/rural split. The five largest “cities” lean moderate and the large rural population leans hard right. The two dominant crops are corn and soybeans, not grown for human consumption but as livestock feed and gasoline supplement (ethanol).  Big Ag pumps toxins from fertilizer and pesticides into the streams and rivers. (Listen to my podcast episode with ICCI—Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement).

<li><a href=\”http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST/?p=2151\” target=\”_blank\”>Ep.02/19:</a> <b> Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement:</b> Why a moratorium on farm animal confinements? (02/19)

Since 2010, the legislature has been majority Republicans and regressive anti-woman, anti-worker policies have followed. Kim Reynolds (declared the second worst governor in the nation) has been nicknamed Covid-Kim for her lack of help during the pandemic. The state’s two U.S. senators are long-timer Chuck Grassley and new-comer Joni Ernst — both loyal members of the GOP (greedy obstructionist plutocrats). Grassley is so beloved by the wealthy conservatives that it’s proven virtually impossible to find someone to run against him.

On the positive side, the Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club and it numerous “groups” throughout the state are working to preserve Iowa’s natural environment. (Listen to my two episodes with Carrie Radloff.)

<li><a href=\”http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST/?p=2203\” target=\”_blank\”>Ep.06/19:</a> <b>Carrie Radloff,</b> environmental activist (06/19)

<li><a href=\”http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST/?p=2524\” target=\”_blank\”>Ep.06/21–</a><b>Carrie Radloff:</b> Midwest Environmental Activism

Once a purple state, Iowa is now red. I urge progressives to treat Iowa the same as other red states — avoid them if you can. Avoid visiting, avoid doing business there. Finances is the one thing conservatives understand. 

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Jerry, you may be interested to know that I’m running for Governor in Md. as a bread and roses socialist, with “the Simpler Living Option” at the heart of the campaign.  see: SegalforGovernor.org also BreadandRoses.us

best,

Jerome Segal

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

Ep. 0122–Chuck Collins on the Industry That Protects Wealth and How It Hurts Everyone

Ep. 1221Della Duncan, Renegade Economist, Tells about Doughnut Economics and Other Economic Models Being Put to Work

Ep. 1121–Lauren Van Ham: Radical Inter-religious Cooperation Is Working to Save Life on Our Planet

Ep. 1021Encuentro–A U.S./Mexico Conversation on Living the Alternative Worldview We Call OneEarth Jubilee

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Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

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  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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4/15/22 — eNews #127

Traveling Back to Iowa

I apologize to the progressive minority in Iowa for the following rant.

Though Rita and I have retired in California, one or both of us travel back to Iowa twice a year to visit our two grandkids. We have many friends, doctors and churches there that we respect and enjoy.

We spent some 35 years doing our best to improve our corner of Iowa called Siouxland — Sioux City, IA; South S.C., NE; and North S.C., SD. Rita taught public school and I raised money for a new Public Radio station, KWIT (Western Iowa Tech Community College). Because of that we both get small pensions through IPERS (Iowa Public Employees Retirement System).

At the time (up to 2010) we had moderate politicians, including the distinguished US Senator Tom Harkin. But we noticed a sad change when the national embarrassment Steve King was elected to represent our congressional district. 

Iowa is a classic urban/rural split. The five largest “cities” lean moderate and the large rural population leans hard right. The two dominant crops are corn and soybeans, not grown for human consumption but as livestock feed and gasoline supplement (ethanol).  Big Ag pumps toxins from fertilizer and pesticides into the streams and rivers. (Listen to my podcast episode with ICCI—Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement).

http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST/?p=2151>Ep.02/19: Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement: Why a moratorium on farm animal confinements? (02/19)

Since 2010, the legislature has been majority Republicans, and regressive anti-woman, anti-worker policies have followed. Kim Reynolds (declared the second worst governor in the nation) has been nicknamed Covid-Kim for her lack of help during the pandemic. The state’s two U.S. senators are long-timer Chuck Grassley and new-comer Joni Ernst — both loyal members of the GOP (greedy obstructionist plutocrats). Grassley is so beloved by the wealthy conservatives that it’s proven virtually impossible to find someone to run against him.

On the positive side, the Iowa Chapter of Sierra Club and it numerous “groups” throughout the state are working to preserve Iowa’s natural environment. (Listen to my two episodes with Carrie Radloff.)

http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST/?p=2203>Ep.06/19: Carrie Radloff, environmental activist (06/19)

http://simpleliving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST/?p=2524>Ep.06/21–Carrie Radloff: Midwest Environmental Activism

Once a purple state, Iowa is now red. I urge progressives to treat Iowa the same as other red states — avoid them if you can. Avoid visiting, avoid doing business there. Finances is the one thing conservatives understand. 

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TUES., 5/10/22, 9-10 AM PDT

Dirt Road Revival: A Discussion with Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward

Online event

Dirt Road Revival: A Discussion with Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward

How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends on It.

Event by Beacon Press and The Nation Magazine

Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

Join us for a virtual discussion of Chloe Maxmin and Canyon Woodward’s “Dirt Road Revival” with The Nation.

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Jerry, you may be interested to know that I’m running for Governor in Md. as a bread and roses socialist, with “the Simpler Living Option” at the heart of the campaign.  see: SegalforGovernor.org also BreadandRoses.us

best,

Jerome Segal

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Recent Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast Episodes

Ep. 0122–Chuck Collins on the Industry That Protects Wealth and How It Hurts Everyone

Ep. 1221Della Duncan, Renegade Economist, Tells about Doughnut Economics and Other Economic Models Being Put to Work

Ep. 1121–Lauren Van Ham: Radical Inter-religious Cooperation Is Working to Save Life on Our Planet

Ep. 1021Encuentro–A U.S./Mexico Conversation on Living the Alternative Worldview We Call OneEarth Jubilee

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NEW in ’22–All of SLW! and OneEarth Jubilee Economics’ 250+ podcast episodes will be offered–one at a time in the Daily Nudge. If you do not already receive the weekly email that links to the Daily Nudges, subscribe for free by sending NUDGE to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com.

Free Simpler Living Nudges Enhanced

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Your personal information will not be sold, loaned or traded.  Simple Living Works! does not solicit nor accept donations. This new subscription will not affect your status with any other SLW! publication.

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Invitation to Read and Sign OneEarth Jubilee Covenant for the 2020’s

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NEW Jubilee Blog — Let’s Think & Act Jubilee

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Worthwhile Blogs, Webinars, Podcasts

What Could Possibly Go Right? with Vicki Robin // Patheos–Progressive Christian // Jesus for Everyone // Crazy Town // Imagine with Us (SpiritualProgressives.org, Tikkiun.org) // Hopecast with Jane Goodall

Peace Podcast from John Dear on Apple and Google. Author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’ — SLW! #114: Part 1 // TCGP #98: Part 2

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Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute / CrazyTown Podcast — SLW! Ep. 109: Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy / Steady-Stater Podcast — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

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