January 13, 2018
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Members of Circle of Mercy in Asheville, North Carolina formed a Frugal/Simple/Ethical Living Group that met over the summer months to discuss such issues as housing, food, health care, travel/transportation, communication/electronics, and decluttering.
Leader Terri Farless reports, “People had good ideas and a broad range of experiences on how to deal with these ethically and frugally. Some of the most interesting conversations were around intentional community (or being more intentional about community) and getting rid of clutter. People felt really strongly about holding each other accountable for clearing junk out of our lives. One evening we each committed to getting rid of 5 things we didn't need over the week. One woman came back and had given 14 boxes to Goodwill.”
One member created the following list of questions that the group used for reflection:
Queries: Community, Trust and Consumption
If you’d like to learn more about how and why the group gathered, contact Terri Farless firstname.lastname@example.org.