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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify: Less Is More When Living Green

Green Lifestyle  (tags: living, sustainability, simple living, simplify, consumerism, purchasing decisions, question, change )

- 3983 days ago -
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without. --Henry David Thoreau


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Louise L (48)
Saturday August 23, 2008, 4:03 pm
Wow, I SO agree with this information! I love going to thrift stores now, where I buy pretty much everything I need. When I bring an item in, an old item goes out, so I donate a lot back, and that makes me happy, too. Think of donating this way: someone out there needs that item, and you are preventing them from having it if you keep it unused in your house. Thanks, Megan!

Peace Monger (185)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 2:16 am
Good post Megan, thanx for the reminder....
Live simply so others can simply live!

Ceci B (563)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 2:20 am
Agreed! :) Also, do checkout things such as BookCrossing, make the world your library.

Daniel Barker (35)
Sunday August 24, 2008, 1:56 pm
I am using the same shaver since 1985 - it is 23 and a half years old. I am taking my pocket computer with me tomorrow when we go on our trip - it is at least sixteen years old. I am also taking on the trip my jungle hat I bought in September, 1988 - it will be twenty years old next month.

I am slowly using up what I have - using it, or giving it away.

Why do we complain about how the environment is being screwed up when we continue to buy electronic toys we do not need and will not make us happy?

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Monday August 25, 2008, 9:30 am


Marion Y (322)
Monday August 25, 2008, 12:49 pm
Absolutely!! Thank you Megan.

Patricia N (9)
Monday August 25, 2008, 10:41 pm
If you absolutely need something, visit thrift stores and yard sales first and see if you can find it for l/8 of the new price (or less). Been doing this for the last forty years.

. (0)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 12:38 am
Excellent post, Megan.

Help the animals and donate usable goods to your local shelter shop.

. (0)
Thursday August 28, 2008, 4:12 pm
Put Your PC on a
Diet for Mother Earth, Too

Michael Ruger (17)
Monday September 1, 2008, 12:50 pm
My Congrats to all the posters.
Living simple is not hard and it brings a great satisfaction.
A bonus?with every reuse or wise purchase . We get to vote on a way to unscrew this crewed up Got To have It Me Me me Country.
(And never doubt it) Your votes are heard and felt.
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