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The Social Significance of Voluntary Simplicity – Sustainability Week Presentation

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY Samuel Alexander (Speech made for Sustainability Week, Melbourne University, 22nd March 2010) Hello everyone, good to be with you today to recognize and celebrate Sustainability Week. What strikes me most about Sustainability Week is how bluntly it reminds us what the other 51... read more

Sustainable Living Festival 2010 – The Simplicity Collective Represents!

Hello everyone, The Sustainable Living Festival is always an inspiring and energizing few days. It was great to be representing the Voluntary Simplicity Movement and it was great to have received so much support from the Melbourne public. More on the Festival below, but before saying anything further, as those signed up will be aware, I haven’t been updating this website recently. Instead,... read more

An Invitation / Incitation to the Simple Life

We are freer than we think we are. – Michel Foucault WELCOME LIFE POETS! NEWS IN BRIEF: Voluntary Simplicity Documentary (Wednesday) – The showing of the voluntary simplicity documentary was delayed one week and is now showing this Wednesday 29 April 2009, 9.30pm, Channel 31’s Plug In TV Show. The documentary will also be posted online in due course. Location, to be advised. A... read more

Voluntary Simplicity is an Expression of Freedom

MARCH 2009 THE LIFE POETS’ SIMPLICITY COLLECTIVE Invitation / Incitation www.simplicitycollective.com Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead WELCOME LIFE POETS! NEWS IN BRIEF: Voluntary Simplicity Presentation and Discussion – This Wednesday 1st April, 5-6.30 pm, Gryphon... read more

“Our Life Is Our Message” – Simple Living 2009

‘Our life is our message.’ – Mahatma Gandhi Greetings all, I am very pleased to report that last weekend at the Sustainable Living Festival hundreds of new members signed up to our Collective, and more are joining everyday. It was truly inspiring to meet so many warm and genuine people, and the conversations I had with so many of you has reaffirmed my belief that a quietly emerging social movement... read more

Welcome!

Invitation / Incitation Greetings All, The Life Poets’ Simplicity Collective is a grass-roots environmental organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating sustainable culture. We are a diverse and ever-growing network of individuals, from all walks of life, who are trying to make a difference in our own creative way – and we need your help. Our planet needs us to explore alternative ways to... read more
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