PEEC: Explore A Different Way Of Living

PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing a discussion course to Los Alamos developed by the Northwest Earth Institute. 
A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World is a six-week discussion course that explores ways to live more deliberately and sustainably. This course meets at the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting May 4-June 8. This free course is open to the public. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
In our fast-paced, complex world, more and more people are wondering how to slow down, be happy, and live a life more in line with their values. People choose to live simply for many reasons, and as our world changes, the motivations for and benefits of living a simpler life also evolve. Simple living can allow for introspection and time to focus on the things that matter most. A Different Wayconnects our individual values and actions to the larger picture and helps us to find power to make real change in our lives, communities, and in the world at large.
This six-week course follows the book A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World from the Northwest Earth Institute. Similar to a book club, each week participants will read chapters from the book and then meet Thursdays to discuss the content, brainstorm solutions, and relate the information to their personal lives, their community, and broader scopes.
During the course, participants will:
  • Explore the many personal and global issues we face that a simpler lifestyle can help to address.
  • Determine which of your values leads you to an interest in simple living, and how simple living will help you live more in line with your values.
  • Consider what you might like to do individually and as a group to create beneficial change in our world.
This discussion group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Participation is free, but participants must pre-register and purchase the book.
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, or to register for this course, please visit, email or call (505).662.0460.