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“Living The Sustainable Tiny Life” envelops the reader into a world that is vastly changing in ways that are new and different, but also familiar to the reader. Her book takes on an almost therapeutic aura as she welcomes you into her thought processes, resources, successes, and failures over decades of social change. After reading The Sustainable Tiny Life I feel inspired to not only live a more simple and meaningful life, but also to do more for our planet as a consumer and advocate. This book is for anyone who is interested in leading a healthier life for themselves and for future generations.” —— Christina D. Mecca-McClory BSW Researcher and Life Coach

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Living the Sustainable Lifestyle Workbook is wonderful!!! One of the pieces that others often miss is that experiencing a truly successful tiny house experience requires more than simply moving into smaller square footage. A change in lifestyle and awareness is also necessary for the best results. Your workbook takes readers through various pertinent and important exercises that will best prepare them for an amazing new life. It’s obvious that you have learned a lot from your life experiences and making your own move to tiny, so you’re a great author to put this all together. The workbook would have been helpful for us when we got started on our own tiny house and downsizing journey!! “    ——Gabriella Morrison, Tiny House Build

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2015 Sustainable Lifestyle Design Challenge

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 7.57.56 AMTerraBluTeams will start 2015 with a Sustainable Lifestyle Design Challenge:

The Why:

According to the United Nations Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles, “Our lifestyle choices play a key role in climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality. The costs of inaction are staggering.”[1]

The threat of the climate change crisis and living in a world of diminishing resources can often lead many to ignore it or succumb to denial. Wherever we place ourselves in the hierarchy of sustainable lifestyle actualization, it can be hard work to change habits, alter how we socialize, exchange, share, educate and build our identities. In order to transform our lifestyles and communities and live in harmony with our natural environment, we need to start with us.

The What:

So what is sustainability and the sustainable lifestyle?

“Sustainability means using, developing and protecting resources at a rate and in a manner that enables people to meet their current needs and also provides that future generations can meet their own needs.”[2]

“Sustainable lifestyle means being aware of your surroundings, aware of the consequences of the choices made and therefore make the choices that do the least harm. It involves more than just care for the environment – it also involves thinking about people and community. It involves thinking about health and well-being, educational development, rather than money and possessions.”[3]

This year we will educate and enable you to live a healthier, enriching, sustainable lifestyle. We know you can do it. We have, and we continue to learn and do more.

The How:

In 2012, when we started TerraBluTeams, we began with a 52-week series of sustainable “exercises”. In 2015 we ask you to start a 52-week sustainable lifestyle design challenge that will inspire you to manifest weekly changes to reduce your footprint, connect you to your community, bring you closer to family, friends, nature and animals. By the way, you will also save some money and have loads of fun doing it!

If you follow this website, every Wednesday you will receive a new weekly challenge covering a sustainable lifestyle design choice. The Why, What and How will enable you to explore your choices and the Deep Dive gives you links to sustainably related education videos (for adults and children), sustainable art, sustainable product resources, scholarly articles, prizes, rewards and other information sources.

Just follow us by clicking the button or entering your email in the column on your right.

So are you ready to begin? Let’s get started!

The Deep Dive:

[1] United Nations Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles Report (2010)

[2] 2050 Hawaii Sustainable Task Force Report

[3] UNTF, loc. cit.

Sustainable Lifestyle Graphic by Brian Skeele (7/6/2011) at http://www.beyondsuburbia.com