...leveraging people power to create a Good Life for All.
GWI strives for a world in which all people – present and future – have equal opportunity to thrive. That means we have the means to satisfy basic needs for physical and mental wellbeing; to pursue engaging and meaningful work, relationships, and leisure activities; and to do so in communities and environments that nurture and sustain us....
Of all the lessons I learned at Srisa Asoke, I’m most enthusiastic about reducing waste through the 3Rs. Who doesn’t like to save money and, at the same time, save the planet? That’s a win-win. Still, try as we might, our landfills are overflowing. In 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash but […]
When I was last writing about material wellbeing, or Being Thrifty, the focus was on the Sufficiency Sweet Spot. So where exactly is that sweet spot? On the one hand, we have the subjectivity of sufficiency – as Asoke Buddhists reasonably observed, individuals must determine for themselves what is enough. On the other hand, we […]
I have long romanticized living in a commune where people help each other freely, all for the good of the group. After living in an intentional community in Thailand for a year, I now know that communal life is not all sunshine and daisies. Nevertheless, I’m still drawn to the ideal of mutual support that improves […]