US National Downshifting Week builds on the work of Tracey Smith, the founder of National Downshifting Week in the UK, and is sponsored by Conscious Consuming. US National Downshifting week is scheduled for July 7-13, 2008 and is designed to help participants "Slow Down and Green Up." To downshift means to eliminate unnecessary expenditures and cultivate a simpler lifestyle (and leave a lighter environmental footprint) to free up time to do more of what you want.
You can download the manifesto here: www.consciousconsuming.org/events/TheUSDownshiftingManifesto.pdf
You can download the press release here: www.consciousconsuming.org/events/NationalDownshiftingWeekrelease.pdf
You can visit the site here: www.consciousconsuming.org