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Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast*
Produced as a Collaboration of Jubilee OneEarth Economics and Simple Living Works! 

This podcast is also known as The Common Good Podcast (TCGP).

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INDEX to PAST EPISODESEpisodes 1->87 // Episodes 88 (2018) -> current

The podcast is directed by Lee Van Ham with Jerry Iversen as producer and co-host.

Episodes feature conversations with people who are growing in the consciousness of living a OneEarth economy, meaning that they search for choices they can make daily to best fit their lives into the abundance of our one planet home.

We interview people who we believe are contributing substantively to Earth’s full community of life — people who seek to live with sufficient rather than excessive incomes, who believe in democratic distribution of power, who seek right relationships between all species, and who work for healthy, balanced eco-regions. This OneEarth worldview is, we believe, infused with the sacred as expressed in diverse spiritualities.

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Entries in faith walk (8)


Episode 25 :: Rev. Deb Mitchell, Shifting to a Paradigm of Service

Deb Mitchell

Deb Mitchell was quite like millions of her time and place, comfortable in a middle class life with a good job at a major corporation. Without meaning to, she held advantage that she didn’t even know she had over others. Eventually as her world grew larger than her Midwestern roots reached, Deb became more and more attuned to the dimension of life that had gone unnoticed for so long. Thanks to international travel and a changing corporate landscape, Deb was forced to look at things in a whole new way.

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Episode 23 :: Challenges in Socially Responsible Investing with Jan Schalkwijk

Updated on Tuesday, May 1 by Registered CommenterJan Schalkwijk, CFA

Jan Schalkwijk, a handsome dude.

Jan Schalkwijk is a financial advisor with a specialty in targeting investment options for people who are looking at more than just the “old” bottom line of profits alone. Jan was introduced a year ago on Episode 11, but this time around we get into some more aspects of Socially Responsible Investing, of which Jan’s “green” focus is a component. Jan is approached by Lee who presents himself as a potential client with questions about green investing, community investment options, and how the limits to growth are changing the game of investment strategy.

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Episode 15 :: Rick Zemlin, Having Enough

Rick Zemlin with Lee

Choosing to live on a budget of around $10,000 a year, Rick Zemlin tells how his consciousness has been shaped, how he determines what is enough for him. It isn’t a prescription for everyone else, but for those who are looking for ways to adjust to new standard of living suitable for One Earth, Rick might be inspiring. He gives conceptual and practical examples of how one can live a dignified life with less, forgoing the things that might distract him from the spiritually-satisfying life he has led for decades now.

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Episode 12 :: Harry Watkins, Teaching Triple Bottom Line

Harry Watkins at the micHow are business majors being trained for the marketplace in the new context shaped by Earth’s pushback on unlimited growth business models? That’s where The Common Good goes in this episode with guest Harry Watkins, Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego. Harry tells us about his “a ha” moments that moved him to a passion for incorporating the people and planet into the bottom line, and the drive to get others on board with the triple bottom line.

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Episode 11 :: Jan Schalkwijk on Green Investing

jan Schalkwijk

Jan Schalkwijk kicked off his financial advisor career in the traditional mold. But after a sweeping tour of the world in 2005, he came back energized to approach his career life with new vision for how to keep moving people toward sound investments but with an added criterion: to invest in companies and ventures that have the sustainable ethic in mind.

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Episode 8 :: Community. Land. Trust.

Richard Lawrence and Anastasia BrewsterThis month’s episode features two guests from the San Diego Community Land Trust, where Lee Van Ham is the board chairman. Richard Lawrence, ordained in the Methodist Church, has a long history in social justice work, affordable housing efforts and community building in Chicago and San Diego. Anastasia Brewster, coordinator, has experience in Real Estate consulting and has worked with a Phoenix area CLT before coming to San Diego and working with the local CLT.

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Episode 4 :: Market as a Functional Religion

This show looks at how we can see the Market and the macroeconomic picture as a functional religion. That is, how it takes on deity-like qualities, and is supported by figures akin to high priests, and has with it a narrative mythology of progress, ultimate worth, sin, and so on.

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