For Life on Purpose Episode #14, my guest is social change activist, writer, blogger, and photographer Sash Milne, who joins me to discuss the Nothing New Project (no new things bought for a year), her TEDxPerth talk about the project, and what she calls the Economy of Human Connection.
About: Sash Milne is a social change activist, writer, blogger, photographer and all 'round hunter of the good life. In her early 20s she decided that a life lived inside the box was not one she wanted to live. She ran away from her mainstream life in search of something simpler. She lived in a very remote village in Indonesia for three years, where she learned some fundamental lessons about community, connectedness and most importantly, happiness. While living with nothing but the basics , she completed her Masters in Social Change and transformed the course of her life, for good.
Sash then returned to Australia as the single mum of one, with a need to incorporate her passion for community, simplicity and sustainability into a life lived down under. She continually challenges social norms and consumer trends by creatively connecting with other people. She launched her Nothing New project at the beginning of 2014 and soon discovered that buying nothing new is perhaps the best way of gaining everything that really matters.
To learn more about Sash's work, visit: http://www.inkedincolour.com or http://www.inkedincolour.com/category/nothing-new/.