Author David Wann to speak at Catlin Gabel on "Simple Prosperity"

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Jan 29, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nadine Fiedler

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Author David Wann to speak at Catlin Gabel on "Simple Prosperity"

Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.

David Wann, co-author of the bestseller Affluenza, will discuss his new book, Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle, on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in the Cabell Center on the Catlin Gabel campus. The slideshow and book signing, sponsored by the Catlin Gabel Parent Faculty Association, are free and open to the public. Catlin Gabel is at 8825 SW Barnes Rd., just east of St. Vincent Hospital.

Wann will speak on how to live with twice the satisfaction for half the resources. In his book he explores a new way of valuing the world and our place in it, and posits that curing the pandemic of over-consumption at both the personal and cultural scale is not about giving up the good life but getting it back. At Catlin Gabel Wann will discuss assets based on “real wealth,” including time affluence, the currency of nature, neighborhoods, and cultural prosperity.

David Wann is president of the Sustainable Futures Society; a board member of the Cohousing Association of the U.S.; a fellow of the Simplicity Forum; and recipient of various lifetime achievement awards for his work on sustainability. A passionate gardener for 25 years, he coordinates a neighborhood garden in the Colorado cohousing community in which he has lived for 11 years.

About Catlin Gabel

Catlin Gabel serves Portland and the world as an educational catalyst, drawing together dedicated educators, motivated students, superb curricular resources, and thoughtfully applied technology, in a beautiful and functional setting, all for the purpose of forming bold learners who become responsible action-takers for life. Catlin Gabel is an independent, non-sectarian, progressive coeducational day school serving 730 students from preschool through twelfth grade. Its roots go back to the Portland Academy, founded in 1859. The school occupies 54 acres on Barnes Road, five miles west of downtown Portland.