Monthly Reading Group – Radical Simplicity

Update: RSVP date extended until March 31st, 2019.

Imagine you are first in line at a potluck buffet. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take? How much is enough to leave for your neighbors behind you—not just the six billion people, but the wildlife, and the as-yet-unborn?

In the face of looming ecological disaster, many people feel the need to change their own lifestyles as a tangible way of transforming our unsustainable culture. Radical Simplicity is the first book that guides the reader to a personal sustainability goal, then offers a process to monitor progress to a lifestyle that is equitable amongst all people, species, and generations.” – Radical Simplicity, Back Cover.

Beginning this month we are gathering together a group to read and discuss Jim Merkel’s book Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth. Specific days a month have not yet been chosen. Dates and times for the monthly reading group will be determined based on availability of those interested. Depending on interest multiple reading groups may be organized. 

Please RSVP by March 31st, 2019 if you are interested in participating.

Radical Simplicity is the second book in our 2019 bookshare series. Each book brings an interesting, unique perspective on our society and our relationship with the earth. Join us for all or part of the Bookshare. Click here for more information. 

The bookshare series is part of the Working Centre’s Weaving Ecology series, a year exploring the intricacies of living within our limits. A sequel to last year’s Finding Our Place series, this year we go deeper in exploring our present ecological crisis, unraveling the threads of unsustainable living and doing the work of reweaving a simpler way of life that is gentle on the earth. 


Contact us at waterlooschool@theworkingcentre.org or at 519.743.1151 x175 if you are interested in being part of this group or have questions.

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