Welcome to the latest edition of our sustainability e-newsletter!
An increasingly relevant concept is that of Voluntary Simplicity, or the conscious choice simplify ones life, reduce personal consumption and move to a more sustainable lifestyle. Voluntary Simplicity has a lot of offer in combating ‘affluenza’, or the feelings of dissatisfaction that can be caused by the endless pursuit of material wealth. Moving around Byron Shire, many elements of the voluntary simplicity movement can be seen, from people sharing resources with neighbours, ‘downshifting’ to a less-opulent home, making their household a producer rather than passive consumer of goods, and creatively recycling rather than buying ‘new’ all the time.
For more on the Voluntary Simplicity movement visit: www.aussieslivingsimply.com.au or www.awakeningearth.org/PDF/voluntary_simplicity.pdf.
Tell us how you are embracing voluntary simplicity in your life to win a copy of G-mag. Email entries to: email@example.com by 30th November.
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Read on for more details of what’s happening around Byron Shire.