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
12, the birthdate of Henry David Thoreau, is the perfect opportunity
to help raise awareness in your community about the benefits
for Simple Living
Simplicity Resource Guide