National “Downshifting” Week Gains Steamby Nick Aster on Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2005 ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)“National Downshifting Week” is a successful campaign in the UK to encourage simpler living, embracement of pro-environmental pricipals, a saner use of time, and investment in family and community. It’s a “nice idea” and hopefully will catch on. A one week program like this, if it achieved critical mass, could really make a difference on a large scale – think the ultimate non-commercial holiday. As a recenly afflicted workaholic, this comes none too soon! Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis. Follow Nick Aster @nickaster 2 responses National Downshifting WeekThe National Downshifting Week comes from the UK and will be 1 year old next April (official week is from April 22nd to 28th, but we see no reason why it shouldn’t be an everyday event). It ‘s gaining ground… Hi TP, Thanks for shining a light on National Downshifting Week – I am very proud of the project. It pulls focus on the important things in life – time, money and our planet and I hope it gets people into a new way of thinking about them all. Tracey Smith Creator of National Downshifting Week UK & USA Comments are closed.