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Kurt paddles close to home

Kurt Hoelting saw a big gap between his convictions and actions on climate change. So he committed to a year of living car-free and staying within a 62-mile radius of his home on Whidbey Island, Washington. Rather than feeling restricted, Hoelting says that he feels less bored and restless than before, and that the whole experience has been an “adventure and a declaration of independence.” He also feels a deeper connection to the small part of the world he has gotten to know so well. He’s hopeful that his effort will be one of thousands of creative responses to climate change.


Kurt Hoelting in his Kayak. Photo by Rob Barrick
Photo by Rob Barrick
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Kevin picks a pillow fight Joe's 82 and still breaking records Happiness class at Harvard Bhutan's king guages bliss Kurt paddles close to home Tina quits her day job
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Mark keeps the Secular Sabbath Ceclie savors the slow life Titus offers a wet-nose touch Ricard's brain lights up Madan laughs out loud A prison meditates

 


The Happiness-in-Action Heroes are part of Sustainable Happiness, the Winter 2009 issue of YES! Magazine.
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