Happy first day of fall! As we turn the corner into a new season, we’re gearing up for our annual two-week public EcoChallenge, which kicks off October 11th. With over 2,500 people and 300 teams registered so far, we’re looking forward to growing our impact this year and beyond. If you haven’t yet, please join us!
Click here to read the season’s updates from Northwest Earth Institute, inlcuding a message from our Executive Director, David Macek. NWEI’s newest course book, A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World, published earlier this year, features interviews with inspiring changemakers who have found their own path in living a simple, values-driven life. The fall newsletter features one such interview on living simply. We share an excerpt of our interview with Miguel Arellano, the coordinator for the Multicultural Center at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus. Miguel’s story is a reminder that living ‘simply’ is not voluntary for many people. He also reminds us to consider our own personal life, behaviors and actions – and whether they are either disrupting systems of oppression or upholding them. Read on below or here.