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Dave Gardner of GrowthBusters and World Population Balance

3/15/20: eNews #102

In This Issue — Busting Two Killers: Growth Economics and Human Population Growth amid Species Extinctions  // John Dear’s Peace Podcast // Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter // Latest Podcast Episodes // Much More!

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LATEST–Ep. 0320::Busting Two Killers: Growth Economics and Human Population Growth amid Species Extinctions

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Worthy Essay:

I. The Truth of NonViolence

II. The Great Misunderstanding

By Ruth Ann Angus

Yes! We Can Peacebuilders is part of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence and participates in the Nonviolent Cities Project — http://www.paceebene.orghttp://www.yeswecanpeacebuilders.org/
yeswecanpeacebuilders1@gmail.com/on // Facebook @YesWeCanPeacebuilders

Peace Podcast from John Dear

On the first day of each month, Pace e Bene is pleased to post a free, new podcast featuring Fr. John Dear reflecting on some aspects of nonviolence. John Dear has been studying, teaching and writing about nonviolence for 40 years, given thousands of lectures and published over 36 books. We are happy to share his latest insights on nonviolence each month. They are specially recorded for Pace e Bene in an informal conversational style. We encourage you to listen to the whole show, or to break it up and listen to it over the course of a week. 

You can access John’s latest podcast, The Nonviolent Psalms of Peace, at www.paceebene.org, on Apple and Google.

SLW! Legacy Podcast Episodes–John Dear of Pace e Bene: Campaign NonViolence, author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’

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Worth Investigating

Local Peace Economy

Freecycle.org

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Church Year Resources

The season of Lent began Ash Wednesday, 2/26/20. Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter. Easter is 4/12/20. Who’s Risen from the Death, Anyway?

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I have added FaithfulAmerica.org to my list of political contributions for 2020.
This is one way I use the Republican Tax Scam of ’17 against the corporatists and militarists. Since the standard deduction is now 20% and there’s no way normal people can exceed that, thereby making itemizing unnecessary, we now include political contributions as part of our “tithe” (10+% giving). By being very selective, I am assured that my candidates/political causes are indeed working for good and are as worthy as the 501-c-3’s we support.
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2020 is the 20th anniversary year for our colleague organization, Jubilee OneEarth Economics. Jubilee is planning a travel seminar to Chiapas, Mexico, 6/6-13, and a symposium in San Diego, 9/19-20. Contact Lee@Jubilee-Economics.org for details. Well worth your time!

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Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast

Episode 02/20: John Michno, Adding Leadership for the 2020’s Climate Challenge

Episode 01/20: David Hoferer of the Sierra Club and Audubon Society on Birds, Insects, Big Ag and Spirituality

Episode 12/19: Ruth Ann Angus of Yes! We Can PeaceBuilders 

Episode 11/19: Lee Van Ham–The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Peril // Media Release

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges–Month 3*: Global JusticeWeek 1 Language || Week 2: Hunger & Homelessness || Week 3: Peace/Non-Violence || Week 4: Advocacy/Boycotts

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What’s Happened

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 InstituteSLW! Ep. 109–Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

“Jubilee Circles” is now available also as an audiobook, at iTunes, Nook Audiobooks, Google Play, and Audiobooks.com, which offers a free sample. It includes 20 actions to take to help keep our planet livable.

https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/jubilee-circles/381421 THAT’S THE LINK to the audio version of the little book “Jubilee Circles: Help Save Life on the Planet.” Please share this audio version with all who’d like to listen while jogging, walking, etc.

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Offsetting the CO2 We Release in Our Lives by Planting Trees 

Here’s an Earth-Day-Everyday action OneEarth Jubilee recommends we all take to offset the CO2 we put into the air.

Some of us may be able to arrange life so that we use less energy produced by fossil fuels. Certainly, whatever way we can use less of that energy source is the way to go. But all of us have to travel some, heat or cool our homes, etc. Whatever amount we use, we can off-set the CO2 that fossil fuel puts into the atmosphere by planting trees to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. It’s not a perfect equation by any means. Trees take time to grow, and when they die they release CO2. But every day that trees grow they photosynthesize and remove CO2 from the air.

Here’s how it works. We use an internet calculator like http://www.carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm to calculate our monthly or annual emissions. By the way, that site will calculate our emissions from other sources in our lives, not only travel. It’s an Australian site that is dedicated to helping us find best choices in this era of rapid climate change. We know that without massive mobilization, the disasters we’re now experiencing only multiply.

The calculator will tell us how much to donate to off-set our fossil fuel use. We invite you to donate that amount to Jubilee OneEarth Economics Tree Fund. Where you donate is important. Truth is, not all entities receiving these off-set donations are trustworthy. Every cent donated to the Jubilee Tree Fund will go to tree planting projects in one of three regions—San Diego (CA), San Mateo (MX), San Cristobal (MX). You see, the Jubilee Circles in these areas are all committed as deeply as possible to OneEarth ways. Each one is connected to at least one tree-planting or reforestation project.

We need lots of actions to reduce CO2 in our atmosphere. In 2019, CO2 levels globally are at 415ppm (parts per million), well above the 350 ppm which is where we need to be to keep our planet stable. The last time CO2 in the air was as high as it is today was 3,000,000 years ago. It was a time when oceans were also 50 to 80 feet higher than today. Hard to imagine the flooding that such levels would bring to the world’s coasts today.

OneEarth Jubilee looks forward to partnering with you to value creation in this way.

For more information, contact Lee@Jubilee-Economics.org.

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We will protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

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

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

3/1/20

In This Issue — John Dear’s Peace Podcast // Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter // Latest Podcast Episodes // Much More!

# # #

Worthy Essay:

I. The Truth of NonViolence

II. The Great Misunderstanding

By Ruth Ann Angus

Yes! We Can Peacebuilders is part of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence and participates in the Nonviolent Cities Project — http://www.paceebene.orghttp://www.yeswecanpeacebuilders.org/
yeswecanpeacebuilders1@gmail.com/on // Facebook @YesWeCanPeacebuilders

Peace Podcast from John Dear

On the first day of each month, Pace e Bene is pleased to post a free, new podcast featuring Fr. John Dear reflecting on some aspects of nonviolence. John Dear has been studying, teaching and writing about nonviolence for 40 years, given thousands of lectures and published over 36 books. We are happy to share his latest insights on nonviolence each month. They are specially recorded for Pace e Bene in an informal conversational style. We encourage you to listen to the whole show, or to break it up and listen to it over the course of a week. 

You can access John’s latest podcast, The Nonviolent Psalms of Peace, at www.paceebene.org, on Apple and Google.

SLW! Legacy Podcast Episodes–John Dear of Pace e Bene: Campaign NonViolence, author of ‘They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change’

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Worth Investigating

Local Peace Economy

Freecycle.org

# # #

Church Year Resources

The season of Lent began Ash Wednesday, 2/26/20. Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter. Easter is 4/12/20. Who’s Risen from the Death, Anyway?

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I have added FaithfulAmerica.org to my list of political contributions for 2020.
This is one way I use the Republican Tax Scam of ’17 against the corporatists and militarists. Since the standard deduction is now 20% and there’s no way normal people can exceed that, thereby making itemizing unnecessary, we now include political contributions as part of our “tithe” (10+% giving). By being very selective, I am assured that my candidates/political causes are indeed working for good and are as worthy as the 501-c-3’s we support.
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2020 is the 20th anniversary year for our colleague organization, Jubilee OneEarth Economics. Jubilee is planning a travel seminar to Chiapas, Mexico, 6/6-13, and a symposium in San Diego, 9/19-20. Watch for details. Well worth your time!

# # #

Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast

LATEST–Episode 02/20: John Michno, Adding Leadership for the 2020’s Climate Challenge

Episode 01/20: David Hoferer of the Sierra Club and Audubon Society on Birds, Insects, Big Ag and Spirituality

Episode 12/19: Ruth Ann Angus of Yes We Can PeaceBuilders 

Episode 11/19: Lee Van Ham–The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Peril // Media Release

Episode 10/19: Margaret Bullitt-Jonas–Are Faith Communities Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency? — Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges–Month 3*: Global JusticeWeek 1 Language || Week 2: Hunger & Homelessness || Week 3: Peace/Non-Violence || Week 4: Advocacy/Boycotts

Send “Nudge” to SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com to receive a free, brief email.

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  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

What’s Happened

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 InstituteSLW! Ep. 109–Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

“Jubilee Circles” is now available also as an audiobook, at iTunes, Nook Audiobooks, Google Play, and Audiobooks.com, which offers a free sample. It includes 20 actions to take to help keep our planet livable.

https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/jubilee-circles/381421 THAT’S THE LINK to the audio version of the little book “Jubilee Circles: Help Save Life on the Planet.” Please share this audio version with all who’d like to listen while jogging, walking, etc.

# # #

Offsetting the CO2 We Release in Our Lives by Planting Trees 

Here’s an Earth-Day-Everyday action OneEarth Jubilee recommends we all take to offset the CO2 we put into the air.

Some of us may be able to arrange life so that we use less energy produced by fossil fuels. Certainly, whatever way we can use less of that energy source is the way to go. But all of us have to travel some, heat or cool our homes, etc. Whatever amount we use, we can off-set the CO2 that fossil fuel puts into the atmosphere by planting trees to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. It’s not a perfect equation by any means. Trees take time to grow, and when they die they release CO2. But every day that trees grow they photosynthesize and remove CO2 from the air.

Here’s how it works. We use an internet calculator like http://www.carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm to calculate our monthly or annual emissions. By the way, that site will calculate our emissions from other sources in our lives, not only travel. It’s an Australian site that is dedicated to helping us find best choices in this era of rapid climate change. We know that without massive mobilization, the disasters we’re now experiencing only multiply.

The calculator will tell us how much to donate to off-set our fossil fuel use. We invite you to donate that amount to Jubilee OneEarth Economics Tree Fund. Where you donate is important. Truth is, not all entities receiving these off-set donations are trustworthy. Every cent donated to the Jubilee Tree Fund will go to tree planting projects in one of three regions—San Diego (CA), San Mateo (MX), San Cristobal (MX). You see, the Jubilee Circles in these areas are all committed as deeply as possible to OneEarth ways. Each one is connected to at least one tree-planting or reforestation project.

We need lots of actions to reduce CO2 in our atmosphere. In 2019, CO2 levels globally are at 415ppm (parts per million), well above the 350 ppm which is where we need to be to keep our planet stable. The last time CO2 in the air was as high as it is today was 3,000,000 years ago. It was a time when oceans were also 50 to 80 feet higher than today. Hard to imagine the flooding that such levels would bring to the world’s coasts today.

OneEarth Jubilee looks forward to partnering with you to value creation in this way.

For more information, contact Lee@Jubilee-Economics.org.

# # #

We will protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review.

Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

John Michno, Podcast Episode 0220

2/15/20–eNews #101

In This Issue — Nonviolence or Non-Violence? // Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter // Latest Podcast Episodes // Much More!

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Nonviolence or Non-Violence?

“There is a distinction made between nonviolence spelled with a hyphen and
nonviolence spelled without a hyphen. Non-violence is essentially two words: “without” “violence.” When spelled this way, it only describes the absence of violence. As long as I am “NOT” being violent, I am practicing non-violence. And that is the biggest misunderstanding that exists.”

Most people tell us, as we offer nonviolence instructions, that they are not violent and therefore they already are practicing nonviolence. If we think that nonviolence is simply about the absence of violence on our parts and we define nonviolence as “not violent,” “then we can hide behind the veil of nonviolence while still condoning violence.”

In a recent article in the Waging Nonviolence website author Kazu Haga says, “It’s easy to be a bystander. We see rising homelessness, and we turn the other way. We see unarmed black folks being killed by police, and we blame the victim. We hear about the high rate of suicide rates among LGBTQ youth, and we do little about it. We read reports on the climate crisis but leave it to the next generation to deal with. We watch our communities and the earth being assaulted every day, and we just gather around and watch. Nonviolence is not about what not to do. It is about what you are going to do about the violence and injustice we see in our own hearts, our homes, our neighborhoods and society at large. It is about taking a proactive stand against violence and injustice. Nonviolence is about ACTION, not inaction.”

By Ruth Ann Angus

Yes! We Can Peacebuilders is part of Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence and participates in the Nonviolent Cities Project — http://www.paceebene.orghttp://www.yeswecanpeacebuilders.org/
yeswecanpeacebuilders1@gmail.com/on Facebook @YesWeCanPeacebuilders

Peace Podcast from John Dear

On the first day of each month, Pace e Bene is pleased to post a free, new podcast featuring Fr. John Dear reflecting on some aspects of nonviolence. John Dear has been studying, teaching and writing about nonviolence for 40 years, given thousands of lectures and published over 36 books. We are happy to share his latest insights on nonviolence each month. They are specially recorded for Pace e Bene in an informal conversational style. We encourage you to listen to the whole show, or to break it up and listen to it over the course of a week. 

You can access John’s latest podcast, The Nonviolent Psalms of Peace, at http://www.paceebene.org and click on the link on the front page – “John Dear’s Peace Podcast.” You can also find John’s podcasts on Apple at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasts-by-peace-activist-author-and-lecturer-fr -john-dear/id1485034295?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and Google at https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZIZWRzLnNvdW5kY2xvdWQuY29tl3V zZXJzL3NvdW5kY2xvdWQ6dXNlcnM6Njg5NjAwNTM3L3NvdW5kcy5yc3M-

Book Tour Send Off for John Dear 

Join us on Sunday, March 1st at Coalesce Bookstore Garden Chapel 845 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA from 1 to 3 PM for a send-off talk with John about peace and nonviolence in his new book “Praise Be Peace.” We hope to see you there! 

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Church Year Resources

The season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, 2/26/20. Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter. Easter is 4/12/20. Who’s Risen from the Death, Anyway?

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I have added FaithfulAmerica.org to my list of political contributions for 2020.
This is one way I use the Republican Tax Scam of ’17 against the corporatists and militarists. Since the standard deduction is now 20% and there’s no way normal people can exceed that, thereby making itemizing unnecessary, we now include political contributions as part of our “tithe” (10+% giving). By being very selective, I am assured that my candidates/political causes are indeed working for good and are as worthy as the 501-c-3’s we support.
# # #
2020 is the 20th anniversary year for our colleague organization, Jubilee OneEarth Economics. Jubilee is planning a travel seminar to Chiapas, Mexico, 6/6-13, and a symposium in San Diego, 9/19-20. Watch for details. Well worth your time!

# # #

Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast

NEW–Episode 02/20: John Michno, Adding Leadership for the 2020’s Climate Challenge

Episode 01/20: David Hoferer of the Sierra Club and Audubon Society on Birds, Insects, Big Ag and Spirituality

Episode 12/19: Ruth Ann Angus of Yes We Can PeaceBuilders 

Episode 11/19: Lee Van Ham–The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Peril // Media Release

Episode 10/19: Margaret Bullitt-Jonas–Are Faith Communities Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency? — Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

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Simpler Living Daily Nudges–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’?

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  • SUBSCRIBE to SLW! Podcast for free through your favorite podcast service. Subscribe to SLW! Blog. Click “+Follow” at lower right of blog post, enter a name and email address. Welcome!
  • Non-Conform-Freely Celebrations: Months 1-4*
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index.

What’s Happened

Sign of the Times
Borden has filed for bankruptcy. This nationally known brand–founded in 1850!–is a sign of a shift in the dairy industry. Bankruptcy protects Borden from its creditors. It doesn’t mean Borden is going out of business. But this action has several important implications.
As U.S. consumers become more aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet, we are drinking less animal milk.
I’ve tried most of the alternatives–the best known, longest running soy milk and the newer ones: flax milk, almond milk and even hemp milk. If the unsweetened varieties don’t appeal to you, try a flavored one, such as vanilla.
Besides personal health benefits, the greatest appeal is that ruminant animals, such as cattle and sheep, produce a lot of methane. Methane produces 80 times more global warming effects than carbon dioxide (though it doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long). Because of the ruminants’ digestive system, the methane comes out of their mouths as “burps.” Yes, methane can be used to power dairies, but containing it is expensive and complicated. So, reducing the number of dairy cows is a positive in fighting the climate crisis.
Now if we could get humans to eat less red meat, primarily beef cattle!
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Implications of Brexit
After the 2016 “election,” I took some heat for suggesting that progressive-minded people might express their dissatisfaction by reducing interactions with “red” states. We may want to consider similar actions after Britain leaves the European Union soon.
Since Brexit is such a nationalistic effort to reclaim Britain’s empire status, we who believe in cooperation may want to cleanse ourselves of such go-it-alone, superior attitudes. We might do something as dramatic as choosing not to visit London or more simply weaning ourselves from the plethora of class-based British dramas on PBS, then letting the isolationist politicians in Britain know of our decisions and urging our friends to do the same. This is not a boycott. It is a call to rethink our relationships with wrong-headed policies.

# # #

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 InstituteSLW! Ep. 109–Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

“Jubilee Circles” is now available also as an audiobook, at iTunes, Nook Audiobooks, Google Play, and Audiobooks.com, which offers a free sample. It includes 20 actions to take to help keep our planet livable.

https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/jubilee-circles/381421 THAT’S THE LINK to the audio version of the little book “Jubilee Circles: Help Save Life on the Planet.” Please share this audio version with all who’d like to listen while jogging, walking, etc.

# # #

Offsetting the CO2 We Release in Our Lives by Planting Trees 

Here’s an Earth-Day-Everyday action OneEarth Jubilee recommends we all take to offset the CO2 we put into the air.

Some of us may be able to arrange life so that we use less energy produced by fossil fuels. Certainly, whatever way we can use less of that energy source is the way to go. But all of us have to travel some, heat or cool our homes, etc. Whatever amount we use, we can off-set the CO2 that fossil fuel puts into the atmosphere by planting trees to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. It’s not a perfect equation by any means. Trees take time to grow, and when they die they release CO2. But every day that trees grow they photosynthesize and remove CO2 from the air.

Here’s how it works. We use an internet calculator like http://www.carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm to calculate our monthly or annual emissions. By the way, that site will calculate our emissions from other sources in our lives, not only travel. It’s an Australian site that is dedicated to helping us find best choices in this era of rapid climate change. We know that without massive mobilization, the disasters we’re now experiencing only multiply.

The calculator will tell us how much to donate to off-set our fossil fuel use. We invite you to donate that amount to Jubilee OneEarth Economics Tree Fund. Where you donate is important. Truth is, not all entities receiving these off-set donations are trustworthy. Every cent donated to the Jubilee Tree Fund will go to tree planting projects in one of three regions—San Diego (CA), San Mateo (MX), San Cristobal (MX). You see, the Jubilee Circles in these areas are all committed as deeply as possible to OneEarth ways. Each one is connected to at least one tree-planting or reforestation project.

We need lots of actions to reduce CO2 in our atmosphere. In 2019, CO2 levels globally are at 415ppm (parts per million), well above the 350 ppm which is where we need to be to keep our planet stable. The last time CO2 in the air was as high as it is today was 3,000,000 years ago. It was a time when oceans were also 50 to 80 feet higher than today. Hard to imagine the flooding that such levels would bring to the world’s coasts today.

OneEarth Jubilee looks forward to partnering with you to value creation in this way.

For more information, contact Lee@Jubilee-Economics.org.

# # #

We will protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

# # #

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). Complete Episode Index. Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent).

SUBSCRIBE as Simple Living Works! through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments at the bottom of Show Notes, then check ‘Notify me of new posts by email.’ Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review.

Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same. Do your friends a favor. Share our blog and podcast.

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Follow us on Pinterest. Share your thoughts on our podcast and blogs. Email SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com, leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011.

*We choose to use month numbers rather than the traditional names because the names are inaccurate (September means “7” but is the ninth month?!) and they honor gods and emperors from warring ancient Roman culture. For more, see Weekly Nudge, 8/8/18.

2/1/20

In This Issue — Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter // Latest Podcast Episodes // Much More!

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Church Year Resources

The season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, 2/26/20. Free SLW! Resources for Lent/Holy Week/Easter. Easter is 4/12/20. Who’s Risen from the Death, Anyway?

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2020 is the 20th anniversary year for our colleague organization, Jubilee OneEarth Economics. Jubilee is planning a travel seminar to Chiapas, Mexico, 6/6-13, and a symposium in San Diego, 9/19-20. Watch for details. Well worth your time!

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Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast

COMING–Episode 02/20: John Michno, new Jubilee OneEarth staffer

Episode 01/20: David Hoferer of the Sierra Club and Audubon Society on Birds, Insects, Big Ag and Spirituality

Episode 12/19: Ruth Ann Angus of Yes We Can PeaceBuilders 

Episode 11/19: Lee Van Ham–The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Peril // Media Release

Episode 10/19: Margaret Bullitt-Jonas–Are Faith Communities Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency? — Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

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What’s Happened

Sign of the Times
Borden has filed for bankruptcy. This nationally known brand–founded in 1850!–is a sign of a shift in the dairy industry. Bankruptcy protects Borden from its creditors. It doesn’t mean Borden is going out of business. But this action has several important implications.
As U.S. consumers become more aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet, we are drinking less animal milk.
I’ve tried most of the alternatives–the best known, longest running soy milk and the newer ones: flax milk, almond milk and even hemp milk. If the unsweetened varieties don’t appeal to you, try a flavored one, such as vanilla.
Besides personal health benefits, the greatest appeal is that ruminant animals, such as cattle and sheep, produce a lot of methane. Methane produces 80 times more global warming effects than carbon dioxide (though it doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long). Because of the ruminants’ digestive system, the methane comes out of their mouths as “burps.” Yes, methane can be used to power dairies, but containing it is expensive and complicated. So, reducing the number of dairy cows is a positive in fighting the climate crisis.
Now if we could get humans to eat less red meat, primarily beef cattle!
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Implications of Brexit
After the 2016 “election,” I took some heat for suggesting that progressive-minded people might express their dissatisfaction by reducing interactions with “red” states. We may want to consider similar actions after Britain leaves the European Union soon.
Since Brexit is such a nationalistic effort to reclaim Britain’s empire status, we who believe in cooperation may want to cleanse ourselves of such go-it-alone, superior attitudes. We might do something as dramatic as choosing not to visit London or more simply weaning ourselves from the plethora of class-based British dramas on PBS, then letting the isolationist politicians in Britain know of our decisions and urging our friends to do the same. This is not a boycott. It is a call to rethink our relationships with wrong-headed policies.

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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 InstituteSLW! Ep. 109–Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

“Jubilee Circles” is now available also as an audiobook, at iTunes, Nook Audiobooks, Google Play, and Audiobooks.com, which offers a free sample. It includes 20 actions to take to help keep our planet livable.

https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/jubilee-circles/381421 THAT’S THE LINK to the audio version of the little book “Jubilee Circles: Help Save Life on the Planet.” Please share this audio version with all who’d like to listen while jogging, walking, etc.

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Offsetting the CO2 We Release in Our Lives by Planting Trees 

Here’s an Earth-Day-Everyday action OneEarth Jubilee recommends we all take to offset the CO2 we put into the air.

Some of us may be able to arrange life so that we use less energy produced by fossil fuels. Certainly, whatever way we can use less of that energy source is the way to go. But all of us have to travel some, heat or cool our homes, etc. Whatever amount we use, we can off-set the CO2 that fossil fuel puts into the atmosphere by planting trees to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. It’s not a perfect equation by any means. Trees take time to grow, and when they die they release CO2. But every day that trees grow they photosynthesize and remove CO2 from the air.

Here’s how it works. We use an internet calculator like http://www.carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm to calculate our monthly or annual emissions. By the way, that site will calculate our emissions from other sources in our lives, not only travel. It’s an Australian site that is dedicated to helping us find best choices in this era of rapid climate change. We know that without massive mobilization, the disasters we’re now experiencing only multiply.

The calculator will tell us how much to donate to off-set our fossil fuel use. We invite you to donate that amount to Jubilee OneEarth Economics Tree Fund. Where you donate is important. Truth is, not all entities receiving these off-set donations are trustworthy. Every cent donated to the Jubilee Tree Fund will go to tree planting projects in one of three regions—San Diego (CA), San Mateo (MX), San Cristobal (MX). You see, the Jubilee Circles in these areas are all committed as deeply as possible to OneEarth ways. Each one is connected to at least one tree-planting or reforestation project.

We need lots of actions to reduce CO2 in our atmosphere. In 2019, CO2 levels globally are at 415ppm (parts per million), well above the 350 ppm which is where we need to be to keep our planet stable. The last time CO2 in the air was as high as it is today was 3,000,000 years ago. It was a time when oceans were also 50 to 80 feet higher than today. Hard to imagine the flooding that such levels would bring to the world’s coasts today.

OneEarth Jubilee looks forward to partnering with you to value creation in this way.

For more information, contact Lee@Jubilee-Economics.org.

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We will protect ourselves from Climate Crisis deniers, through such series as:

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April 8, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Ministries //
  • Live Like You Give a Damn! – Tom Sine’s newest book //
  • Des Moines Catholic Worker Receives Bishop Dingman Peace Award //
  • Worth Revisiting – Waging Peace at Tax Time //
  • What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
  • More!

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Podcast 67: redmoonsong, simple living war tax resister (April 15th!)

Podcast 68: Ed Fallon, former elected state official, talk show host, climate crisis activist (May 1)

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Simple Living Works! eNews

#55 – April, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Peter Sawtell, Eco-Justice Ministries //
  • Live Like You Give a Damn! – Tom Sine’s newest book //
  • Des Moines Catholic Worker Receives Bishop Dingman Peace Award //
  • Worth Revisiting – Waging Peace at Tax Time //
  • What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
  • More!

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What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

  • The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!
  • SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Convergence of OneEarth Living and Voluntary Simplicity
  • SLW! Podcast #62: Tim Kasser, psychology professor and author of The High Price of MaterialismChampion of Simple Living
  • Paso Peace Circle–I spoke recently at the Paso Robles, CA, Peace Circle. It was formed about a year ago by a WW II U.S. bomber pilot — now turning 99 — and by a survivor of the Allied bombing of Dresden at the end of WW II — then age five. Dick and Hart have become fast friends and meet every week. The larger circle meets once a month to pursue inner peace and then to promote peace resolutely in the wider community. See their pics and read my notes of the meeting at my travel journal Post #297.
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Simple Living Works!

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March 23, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Latest SLW! Podcast: Peace Organizer, Blogger Ken Sehested
  • Worth Revisiting – Waging Peace at Tax Time
  • Free Resources – Holy Week/Easter
  • What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!
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  • Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – MARCH
  • Check out a few of SLW! thought-provoking, timely resources that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. Visit Seasonal/Thematic Resource Index

What Others Are Doing – So Much Help!

I’m glad to pass along links from simple living bloggers, podcasters, coaches and others. Some faith-based, some not. You needn’t read them all. Choose FIVE links — including SLW! — to investigate.

What’s Happened

  • The Lutheran Magazine Blogger Pays Tribute to SLW!
  • SLW! Podcast #63: Lee Van Ham, Convergence of OneEarth Living and Voluntary Simplicity
  • SLW! Podcast #62: Tim Kasser, psychology professor and author of The High Price of MaterialismChampion of Simple Living
  • Paso Peace Circle–I spoke recently at the Paso Robles, CA, Peace Circle. It was formed about a year ago by a WW II U.S. bomber pilot — now turning 99 — and by a survivor of the Allied bombing of Dresden at the end of WW II — then age five. Dick and Hart have become fast friends and meet every week. The larger circle meets once a month to pursue inner peace and then to promote peace resolutely in the wider community. See their pics and read my notes of the meeting at my travel journal Post #297.
  • Previews of Simple Living Blogs, Podcasts and Sites // New Collaborators and Champions
  • Recent Responses to all SLW! media, including links

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    *IMAGE: Ken Sehested (pronounced seHESted)

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

    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 each week.


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