Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability for Home, Community, and Life

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Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability for Home, Community, and Life

Sarah Susanka, acclaimed author of The Not So Big House series, Sarah Susanka has emerged as a leader of a movement that is redefining how we live.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman Center 041 Kreindler Conference
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Sarah Susanka, FAIA
Acclaimed author of The Not So Big House series, Home By Design and The Not So Big Life

Why is it that everything today is super-sized—from food, to housing?  What are we really looking for with all that excess?  This presentation takes audience members through the logic that led Susanka to develop a new blueprint for the American home.  She reveals that a better house is rarely a bigger house, and that when homes are right sized for the people who live there, it is also a more comfortable place to live.

But it’s not only our homes that are too big.  Susanka shows that almost everything in our lives tends towards the oversized, when in fact what we’re looking for resides elsewhere.  She reveals that Not So Big principles can be applied to our lives as well, bringing us greater satisfaction and enjoyment, just as they do when applied to our homes.  The two are parts of one puzzle, and right-sizing your life is in fact the first step in creating a more sustainable “you.”

Topics include:

  • What is a Not So Big House?
  • Making less feel like more
  • Making the most of your budge

 

  • When do we know we have enough?
  • Identifying what matters
  • Pursuing what we love

 

http://www.notsobighouse.com/author.asp

 

 

For more information, contact:
Diane N. Belback
6036461263

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