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Practising Resourcefulness: Plenty, Sustainability and Well-being in Everyday Life

Teacher: Vicki Robin

How much is enough? This question has never been more relevant or important than it is today, and Vicki Robin has been at the forefront of these issues ever since the publication of her seminal work Your Money or Your Life? During this course she will work with participants to find joyful ways of living at your “enough point” – the point where you have all you need and nothing in excess.

Course details

Resourcefulness means we make every scrap of life nourish us, body and soul. It means creative problem solving. It means expressing our love of the earth as well as our own desire for freedom by reducing and shifting consumption. It means having everything you want and need, but nothing in excess. It means community solutions. And it means replacing duty and fear with joy and courage. By practising resourcefulness, we practise our values and concepts about sustainability every day, in how we spend our money and our time.

Schumacher College – embodying resourcefulness

This course is the perfect opportunity to spend 5 days with Vicki to learn how to get the most out of life with less. Schumacher College, as a leader in sustainable education for 20 years is the perfect place to embody Vicki’s teaching and practice resourcfulness. Set in the heart of Devon’s beautiful countryside, particpants take part in all aspects of college life. Click here to learn more about staying at the college…

Through stories, experiments, conversations, practices, writing exercises and lectures we will energize your resourcefulness so you save money, eat well (but probably less), have what you need and invest your time in who and what you love. Expanding on the tools in Your Money or Your Life, the course will set in motion a process of observing and transforming your relationship with the stuff of daily life.


Vicki Robin is co-author with Joe Dominguez of the national best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence, which has been translated into eleven languages. She has lectured widely and appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. Fluent in Spanish, she traveled to Europe in the spring of 1997 to introduce the Spanish translation of Your Money or Your Life. In May, 2002, she did an 8-day publicity tour in Taiwan for the Chinese release. Both trips resulted in Your Money or Your Life becoming a bestseller in those countries.

Called the prophet of “consumption-downsizers” by the New York Times, she is a frequent speaker on this issue at conferences; to corporate, academic, religious and environmental institutions; and at professional meetings of organizations seeking to understand and contribute to the national trend toward sustainable lifestyles. She has helped launch many sustainability initiatives including: The New Road Map Foundation, The Simplicity Forum, The Turning Tide Coalition, Sustainable Seattle, The Center for a New American Dream, Transition Whidbey and more. In the 1990’s she served on the President’s Council on Sustainable Development’s Task Force on Population and Consumption.

“Now as never before, it’s time to stop trying to ‘get ahead’ in a race that’s both fixed and futile, and figure out how to organize your life so that it can be your life. Your one precious life, lived for yourself and for your community and for your planet. Your Money or Your Life shows you how to make the shift. – Bill McKibben, founder of and author of The End of Nature.”

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