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Less is more : embracing simplicity for a healthy planet, a caring economy and lasting happiness

Author: Cecile Andrews; Wanda Urbanska
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©2009.
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People are afraid and anxious. We're destroying the planet, undermining happiness, and clinging to an unsustainable economy. Our obsessive pursuit of wealth isn't working. But there's another way. Less can be More. Throughout history wise people have argued that we need to live more simply--that only by limiting outer wealth can we have inner wealth. Less is More is a compelling collection of essays by people who  Read more...
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Less is more.
Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©2009
(DLC) 2009482585
(OCoLC)318876173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cecile Andrews; Wanda Urbanska
ISBN: 9781550924312 1550924311
OCLC Number: 607912145
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 269 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Advance Praise; Title Page; Rights Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Part One: Simplicity Defined; Introduction; Simple Living: Lessons from the World of Television; Voluntary Simplicity: Cool Lifestyle for a Hot Planet; Graceful Living; A Scientific Approach to Voluntary Simplicity; Finding Real Wealth: Twice the Value for Half the Resources; Religion and the Earth; The Circle of Simplicity; Like Corn in the Night: Reclaiming a Sense of Time; Simplicity, Simply Put; Enroute to Eldertown: Where Fast Lanes Turn into Pastures and Meadows. Part Two: SolutionsIntroduction; Simplicity Isn't "Voluntary" Any More; The Lagom Solution; Creating a Life You Love; Taking Back Family Life from Overscheduling; Why I Farm; Why People of Faith Must Care for the Planet; Nearing Enough; Culture as a Guidepost for a Balanced Life; " ... and All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands"; Decluttering; Wabi-Sabi Time; Changing the World One Block at a Time; The Real Wealth of Neighborhoods; The Speed Trap; Creating the Educational Foundations for Change; Part Three: Policies; Introduction; A Mature Economy; Why Isn't This Empire Sustainable? Radical SustainabilityDownshifting to a Carbon-friendly Economy; What's the Economy for, Anyway?; We Are Hard-wired to Care and Connect; Afterword; Notes; Index; About the Editors.
Responsibility: [editors] Cecile Andrews, Wanda Urbanska.
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