Simpler, More Sustainable Living: Getting Beyond Recycling
Steven Poole Brook, Brookrod


Résumé – Timeline of past talks, articles about me, an award, even a TV news clip
As you can see, since I moved back to Portland I haven’t done much public speaking about simpler, more sustainable living, but I still very much live it. I would now like to get back into public speaking on occasion.


Apr 19, 2009. KGW TV News video of me at an Earth Day fair, Portland, OR


Nov. 10, 1999. Award for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Reduction from the Lane County Board of Commissioners.

Articles about me

Fall 2000. Environmental Federation of Oregon newsletter Update, article “Simplicity Guru: Brookrod”, p.2

March 2000. U of O newspaper The Insurgent, article “The simple life: an interview with Brookrod”, p. 10-11

Nov. 13, 1999. Register-Guard front page (above the fold!) newspaper article “Living simply: Model recycler doing his part”

This article was picked up by the Associated Press and also appeared in:

Oregonian, Nov. 16, 1999, p. B14

Spokesman-Review, Nov. 14, 1999, p. B2

Jul. 27, 1997. Register-Guard newspaper article “Living Better with Less”, p. 1A, 6A-7A


Oct. 30, 2008. ID Project Portland, OR. Presentation “Simple Living”

Sept 19, 2006. Fern Ridge Library, Veneta, OR. Presentation “Simple Living”

Feb 1, 2003. Oregon Peace Festival III, Eugene, OR. Workshop: “Simpler Living as Activism at Home”

Mar. 13, 2002. Wesley Center, U of O, Eugene, OR. Presentation

Oct. 26, 2000. Master Recycler class, Eugene, OR. Presentation

Jul. 2, 2000. Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene.  Presentation “Simplicity”

May 14, 2000. First United Methodist Church, Eugene, OR. Presentation

May 9, 2000. Alliance for Democracy, Eugene, OR. Panel

Apr. 22, 2000. U of O, Eugene, OR. Workshop for Earth Day.

Apr. 20, 2000. U of O amphitheater, Eugene, OR. Presentation

Mar 5, 2000. Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. “Simplicity” panel with Carol Holst, Cecile Andrews, Sandy Aldridge, Dale Lugenbehl.

Feb. 16, 2000. Wesley Center, U of O, Eugene, OR. Presentation

Sept 11, 1999. Association of Oregon Recyclers conference, Seaside, OR. “Spending Less, Enjoying More in the Year 2000” co-presentation with Cecile Andrews

Mar 6, 1999. Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Panel with Carol Holst and Cecile Andrews: "Building the Voluntary Simplicity Movement.”

Sept. 12, 1998. Green Eugene, Eugene, OR. Voluntary simplicity panel

Mar. 29, 1998. Presentation and discussion in my home. Springfield, OR

Jan. 20, 1998. Sierra Club, Eugene, OR. Panel

Jan. 26, 1997. Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene.  Presentation “Voluntary Simplicity”

Mar. 20, 1994. Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene. Personal reflection “Sustainable living, Activism in daily life”

To see a brief YouTube video of me in the news on TV on April 19, 2009, click here.

Read the newspaper article on the "
Article" page.

Find more specifics about how I currently live and choices I’ve made on the “Beyond

” page.

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