We envision a world in which all people live more simply so that we all may simply live.
Our world is rapidly approaching it's capacity for supporting human life. There are many more of us living on the Earth today than there were when I first entered this world. There are more cars, more machines and much, much more stuff to consume. All this requires energy. Lots of energy. Energy to create it. Energy to move it from one place to another. Energy to advertise it. Energy to sell it. Energy to power it. Energy to dispose of it.
We obviously have an energy spending habit. And if we don't deal with it soon it's going to wreck our collective lives.
"Live the change you want to see in the World."
It's an idea first presented to me by some of my Buddhist friends. I immediately loved this idea. But I really didn't understand it's true meaning and power for many years after first being exposed to this notion. Once it's true wisdom perked it's way through my dense skull I realized that I had to make some changes. Big changes. Ranting about alternative energy and thinking about living more simply wasn't really getting me anywhere.
Our intention is to change the World simply by living in a different way. I believe many people imagine living off the grid as being either very expensive or glorified camping. I really don't feel like we go without. It's more about living mindfully with what you have to work with.
And I hope this site helps you to see how simple the journey can be.