Below is our online scrapbook of news articles and videos involving Simple Living Institute.
News & Magazine Articles
"Living Off The Grid: Yes, It Really Works" by Rich McKay
Founders of Simple Living Institute, Tia and Terry Meer, were interviewed for the local paper, discussing their simplistic lifestyle, environmentally friendly home, and food garden.
Excerpt: After a year of living with no indoor shower, dishwasher, or central air conditioning, an east Orange County couple call it an off-the-grid paradise.
"Back To Basics: Living With Voluntary 'Simplicity'," by Allison Glock
Founders of Simple Living Institute, Tia and Terry Meer, were one of several simple livers around the nation featured in this article about going back to basics.
Excerpt: Overwhelmed by consumerism and sobered by the economy, more Americans are embracing the less-is-more philosophy of "voluntary simplicity," trading possession obsession for personal fulfillment.
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05/11/2011"Spring 2011 Permaculture Design Course" by John VonMutius
Summary: Students from the Permaculture Design Course in Orlando tell about their experience.
02/07/2011"Jack Johnson Video Contest Winner" by Running Bear Films
Summary: With the support of the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation Simple Living Institute held a video contest for local filmmakers to capture the essence of Simple Living. Stephen Kinigopoulos and Enrique Mendoza won tickets to the Jack Johnson concert.
02/24/2010"Uncle Matt's Grove Tour with Simple Living" by Uncle Matt
Summary: Uncle Matt's organic citrus grove hosts Simple Living Institute for a tour of the orchard including a history and overview of organic citrus in Florida.
08/26/2009"Slow Foods Orlando" by UCF Connection
Summary: Students from the Rosen college work with local farmers to create a menu which sources exclusively local foods.
03/16/200910 Connect News
"Going Back To Basics" by Ginger Gadsden
Summary: Go back to basics with Tia and Terry Meer of Orlando, Florida, and learn how they live the simple life on their 5-acre plot.
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02/15/2008"A Local Folkus" by John Rife
Summary: This video provides a summary of the local food movement in Orlando. Simple Living President Tia and our Organic Growers Collective program are featured in the film at about the 23:00 minute mark.
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