“Distinguish between real needs and artificial wants and control the latter,” is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that quite aptly prescribes the life style people living in more affluent nations will need to consider if they care about sustaining human life on this planet.

Adopting this lifestyle will also help you to live a happier, more fulfilled, frugal, and environmentally sustainable life.

Many people are choosing to live more sustainably by diminishing their ecological footprint and making less demands on the planet’s resources. One description of this idea is called Voluntary Simplicity.