Posted by: LakeIris | July 13, 2011

Living simply – what I’ve been reading

I’ve been jumping around all over the place online tonight, reading about Australian tax deductions and offsets…reconciling all of my bank accounts…finding out about special movie screenings coming up….

But what I want to share with all of you, dear readers, is what I’ve been reading about simplicity, living simply, whatever you’d like to call it.

Here’s where I started, with some very practical suggestions of non-electric appliances:

Four Non-Electric Appliances for Every Kitchen

Then a reread of this post about Shannon and her journey of becoming less dependent on electricity:

How Living Without Electricity is the Means, Not the End

Which lead me to Chandelle’s thoughts on “Diminishing Necessities”

And finally, the most thought-provoking article I’ve read in a LONG time:

Forget Shorter Showers – why personal change does not equal political change

What about you? Do you make an effort to live simply? Do you use any of those other ‘resistance tactics’ Jensen mentions to move toward greater political change?


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