Elgin's 1981 book, Voluntary Simplicity was a powerful catalyst for increasing
awareness about the need for individuals and society to find sustainable ways
to live. The book has been revised and is even more relevant today.
simplicity is a not a new concept. In fact it speaks to ancient wisdom that our
societies seem to have lost in modern times. Choosing to live a life of simplicity
is not about choosing to live in poverty; it is about living in balance. Based
on three key elements - ecological awareness, frugal consumption and personal
growth, voluntary simplicity is helping people change their lives and collectively
helping to create a better world.
12, the birthdate of Henry David Thoreau, is the perfect opportunity to help raise
awareness in your community about the benefits of simplicity.