- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 30, 2001


"The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living," by Janet Luhrs, Broadway Books, 1997. This book covers all the bases of voluntary simplicity: time management, families, money, clothing.

• "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community," by Robert D. Putnam, Touchstone Books, 2001. This collection of facts presents a compelling explanation about why the bonds of communities a cornerstone of voluntary simplicity have withered.

• "Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence," by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, Penguin USA, 1999.

• "The Tightwad Gazette: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle," by Amy Dacyczyn, Random House, 1993.


EcoStewards Alliance a community-based, nonpolitical, nonprofit organization serves the Washington area and surrounding Potomac Valley region. The group focuses on personal education: learning about the choices people can make in their daily lives to have a lighter impact on the environment. Address: 5765-F Burke Centre Parkway, Suite 321, Burke, Va. 22015. Phone: 703/503-8232. Web site: www.ecostewardsalliance.org. E-mail: [email protected]

• Center for a New American Dream, based in the metro area, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to "helping Americans change the way they consume to improve their quality of life, protect the environment and promote social justice," according to its Web site (www.newdream.org). Address: 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 900, Takoma Park, Md. 20912. Phone: 301/891-3683.


Seeds of Simplicity, a program of the Center for Religion, Ethics & Social Policy at Cornell University, offers tools on its Web site (www.seedsofsimplicity.org) for children, adults and their communities to organize voluntary simplicity.

• The Simple Living Network, a small, Internet-based business, can be reached at www.simpleliving.net. The network provides resources and free community services to help people live more simple lifestyles.

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