Simple Living in the City

The Sustainable Living Festival is coming up again in Melbourne (Feb 8-23). I’ve posted some details below about some simplicity related events, as well as a call out for anyone who might be able to help volunteer for an hour or two on one of the days.

Sustainable Living Festival stall – volunteers needed

The Simplicity Institute and Greg Foyster (author of a book about simple living, Changing Gears) are hosting a stall at the Sustainable Living Festival, Birrarung Marr (Fed Square) from Friday 14 February to Sunday 16 February. We need a few volunteers to look after the stall when Greg is unavailable, particularly the following times:

Saturday 15 February
10:45am – 11:45am
11:45am – 12:45pm
3:45pm – 5:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday 16 February
12:00pm- 2:00pm
2:50pm – 4:10pm

A free copy of Changing Gears will be given to anyone willing to do the shift 3:45pm – 6:10pm! And a free copy of Entropia is available to anyone who can assist on any of the other times. You can register for volunteering by clicking the link to this Doodle poll: After registration, please email your contact details, along with the shift time, to greg.foyster at gmail dot com

There’s also a panel discussion about voluntary simplicity at the Sustainable Living Festival this year (see next item).

Simple Living in the City

Keeping chooks, saving water, growing food and reducing energy use – simple living sounds easy in theory, but how do you put it into practice when you live and work in a large city? How do you resist social and culture pressures to buy, buy, buy? And do inner city dwellers have higher or lower environmental footprints than their regional counterparts?

Greg Foyster, author of the book Changing Gears, chairs this panel featuring Gavin Webber (, Kat Lavers (Cultivating Community) and Mike Hill (WestWyck).

When: 5PM – 6PM, Saturday, 15 February 2014
Where: Under the Gum tent, Birrarung Marr Park, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

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