Simple Ideas for Sustainable Living

Learn about these simple ideas for sustainable living. Taking a voluntary simplicity class inspired the author to start living a greener urban lifestyle in her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo. When she took the class 10 years ago, it opened her eyes to all the many ways an individual can contribute to a healthier planet through simple actions such as eating local food, choosing energy efficient appliances, landscaping to use less water, and choosing to live in a smaller home and consume fewer resources.

The Duncan family shifts to sustainable living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Duncan family shifts to sustainable living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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