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SLW! eNews: Northwest Earth Institute

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Change-Is-Our-Choice-Cover-232x300Simple Living Works! eNews #46, July, 2015

Simple Living Works! Weekly Digest

SLW! Podcast #48: Mike Mercer, Exec. Dir., Northwest Earth Institute || NWEI on Wikipedia

NorthWest Earth Institute‘s newest discussion course ebook,  Change Is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions, is a brand new five-session discussion course on climate action that will help your community or organization to do just that – take action to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Presented in an interactive ebook, this new discussion course experience integrates video, audio and printed content with action plans.

SUBSCRIBE for free through or your favorite podcast service.

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Change  of Focus for SLW! Blog

I’m somewhat proud of my reputation as a ‘dealmaker.’ I bring people together. Likewise, I like to collaborate with colleagues and like-minded people. I’ve served more as a consolidator and editor than writer. I’ve compiled and published numerous collections, such as Worship Alternatives and Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art.

In this light, the SLW! blog will begin to focus more on others’ efforts for simple living. The blog will be posted at least once a week — the first week on the monthly SLW! eNewsletter, which is e-mailed separately to some 8000 subscribers. Since SLW! podcast is released on the 1st and 15th of each month, the weekly will highlight each episode. Other blogs will highlight the work of others, including links and brief summaries, not reposts of articles.

Since part of the mission of SLW! is to “encourage people of faith. . . to celebrate responsibly,” the new format will include a brief list of “Upcoming Alternate Celebrations,” drawn primarily from SLW! site and blogs. Those added to SLW! Treasury of Celebrations since its publication are marked NEW.

Your feedback on this plan is welcome.

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What’s NOW with SLW!

What’s Coming

July 15 SLW! Podcast: Laird Schaub, Fellowship of Intentional Communities

Upcoming Alternate Celebrations

What’s Happened

What Others Are Doing

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at or at (then click window #3).
Complete Episode Index
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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

IMAGE: New course from Northwest Earth Institute

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 *

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.


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