Voluntary Simplicity, followed by a party

Categories: Events
Published on: April 14, 2017

Transition Brockville / 11 April 2017

A vacation from our high-tech, high-pressure lives is always welcome. But what if we could make that freedom and contentment with life permanent, instead of returning to the rat race after a one- or two-week escape?

An alternative way of living, called Voluntary Simplicity – or sometimes the Simpler Way – will be discussed at the next Transition Brockville presentation on Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m., at the Brockville Public Library.

Chris Stesky, a member of the Transition Brockville steering committee, will introduce the concept, offer some insights from her experience, and invite the audience to share stories from their own journey toward a simpler life.

Following the discussion, everyone is invited to a celebrate Transition Brockville’s 10th anniversary. There will be a look back at the group’s history, appreciation of those who have contributed over the years, and a delicious cake and treats.

Stesky says she and her husband awakened to the converging global crises in 2007 after joining the Brockville Climate Action Group (renamed Transition Brockville in 2011). A positive response to awareness of climate change caused by humanity’s burning of fossil fuels is to alter our lifestyle to use less fossil fuel energy.

Various social movements extol the virtues of a non-consumerist lifestyle. Stesky will touch on these and highlight the aspects of our lives that can be simplified. It is not that hard to do, once we realize our basic needs can be met in highly localised and low-impact ways, while maintaining a satisfying quality of life.

This presentation is free and open to the public; a free will donation to Transition Brockville, however, is always welcome.