This month’s topic is Simple Living.
Learn helpful tips and strategies in saving money, energy, resources, and your sanity at this month’s gathering. Get the low-down on the benefits of a simpler, slower, and more authentic lifestyle in a light-hearted atmosphere. Topics covered:
- family & community
- emotional and physical health
- health of the earth.
About the presenters
Deanna Duke is a well-known sustainable lifestyle blogger who sets out creative and fun challenges for saving money. She will kick-off the meeting by sharing her projects. Her new book is due out shortly: The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. Her website is The Crunchy Chicken.
Jody Grage was born in Seattle 75 years ago and bought her house in Ballard in 1976. She grew up in a great family with little money. She is one of the original Sustainable Seattle people and helped inspire Sustainable Ballard. She was in a very early Voluntary Simplicity study group, too. Jody figured out at the age of 10 that it was easier to substitute for money than for time and has lived frugally ever since. She is active with the Green Party on the local, state, and national levels. She also spends time on vegetable gardening, needlework, and Norwegian folk dress.
Kathy Pelish co-founded Ballard’s sail transport non-profit, Salish Sea Trading Cooperative, which saves resources by using community-timeshared sailboats and free wind and tide to sail local goods from Port Ludlow to Shilshole. She’s also co-taught the Transition Town class series, which advocates a less-resource intensive lifestyle, and was instrumental in bringing out Dr. Kathy McMahon for her Fall 2010 West Coast speaking tour about managing the emotional impact of difficult economic times.