Americans are the world’s consumption champs, and our frenzied work-’til-you-drop, buy-’til-you-pass-out culture is placing a heavy burden on the global environment. But now some people are opting out and "downshifting" their way to a simpler, less wasteful life.

To become a guru, you don’t need a set of robes, the ability to levitate or an exotic accent. Joe Dominquez and his partner Vicki Robin are two ordinary Americans whose mantra is gaining popularity throughout the western world. The pair, authors of the bestselling book Your Money Or Your Life and directors of the Seattle-based New Road Map Foundation, offer their acolytes a simple message:…

Animal Rights National Conference 2018