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Simplicity for People and the Planet
While the voluntary simplicity movement has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, it is still often stereotyped as being mainly concerned with a thrifty lifestyle. But simple living has much deeper implications than just cleaning closets or selling off a second car. In Stepping Lightly, Mark Burch considers the deeper rewards of voluntary simplicity for individuals, and how the practice of simple living can be an essential part of the solution to our social and environmental problems. Thoughtful and eloquent, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in committing themselves to stepping lightly into a more sustainable future.
Mark Burch is a freelance educator, writer and workshop facilitator. He currently teaches courses on voluntary simplicity through the University of Winnipeg. Mark has been a featured guest on CBC TV's "Man Alive", CBC Radio's "Ideas" and in the Knowledge Network's documentary series "The Simpler Way". He is the author of 2 highly regarded books on voluntary simplicity.