Simple Living Expert, Author & Host of “Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska”
With keen insight and sensitivity, Wanda Urbanska has inspired thousands of overscheduled, debt-ridden and worn-out Americans to reshape their lives and “get back to basics” while building meaningful relationships, a healthier planet and secure, caring communities.
Urbanska’s approach encourages us to make small lifestyle changes that together, add up to create multiple, overlapping benefits and deliver big picture change. Through teaching about and leading a life of environmental stewardship, thoughtful consumption, community involvement and financial responsibility, she is educating the public to pursue happier and more sustainable lives.
Urbanska is the author of The Heart of Simple Living (2010) and the author or co-author of seven other books including Nothing’s Too Small To Make A Difference (2004) and Less is More (2009). She hosted the PBS primetime special “Escape from Affluenza: Living Better on Less.” Her series, “Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska,” is the first national television series on sustainable living. With four production seasons, it debuted on PBS stations in 2004.
A graduate of Harvard University, Urbanska has helped to identify simplicity as one of the top trends of our time. She is sought-after for her insights and has appeared on numerous television shows including the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Today” show and “CBSThis Morning.” She has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and in such magazines as Vogue, Glamour and Shape. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the London Daily Telegraph and many others.
Recently, Urbanska returned from a seven-month sabbatical in Poland with her 12-year-old son Henry. She used the opportunity as an exercise in simplicity while exploring her familial roots. Her only possessions were those that she could fit into two suitcases. She lived with a Polish family, car-free, using public transportation to get around
Urbanska lives and works in North Carolina.
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