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What Modern Sustainability Could Learn From a 200-Year-Old American Tradition

In his book Walden, the American essayist Henry David Thoreau famously documented his attempts to live simply and “deliberately” on the edge of a lake in the woods of Massachusetts.

While many today think of Thoreau’s memoir as a paean to a solitary existence, those who study and teach Thoreau say this is a misconception.

  • Markham Heid
  • TIME

“The message of Walden is not about withdrawing from society,” says…

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