©2019 by The Happiest Camper.

THE LIGHTER LIVING GUIDE

SIMPLICITY | SUSTAINABILITY | SENSIBILITY

The Lighter Living Guide is a curated list of local resources that support a healthier and happier Western North Carolina.

 

This directory of socially and environmentally-responsible businesses can allow you, your family and the planet to find harmony and balance. Our hope is that it will inspire Asheville's locals and tourists alike to live with greater intention and ignite a spark for a larger movement of social change in communities nationwide. By making more deliberate choices each day, together we can build a more conscious and resilient communities and a better world. Think globally, act locally, and put your money (or time) where it matters!

LIVE

  • Eco Communities & Cohousing

  • Sustainable Builders & Tiny Living

  • Green Cleaning

  • Permaculture & Edible Landscaping

WORK

  • Ridesharing & Public Transit

  • Coworking Spaces

  • Repair Shops

  • Recycling & Waste Removal

PLAY

  • Ecotourism & Recreation

  • Campgrounds, Parks & Greenways

  • Green Festivals

  • Natural Healing & Wellness 

Plants on the Window
Workspace
Campfire

EAT

  • Package-Free Grocers

  • Farmers Markets & CSAs

  • Green Dining & Delivery

  • Composting & Food Waste

SHOP

  • Consignment & Secondhand Stores

  • Alterations & Repairs

  • Lending Libraries

  • Homestead Suppliers

LEARN

  • Environmental Education Programs

  • Workshops & Conferences

  • Skill Sharing Centers

  • Earth Medicine Schools

DONATE

  • Clothing & Accessories

  • Furniture & Appliances

  • Craft Supplies & More

This digital library is ever-expanding with resources that uplift and spread the values of #LoveLightandLess.

Varieties of Grain
T-shirts on Hangers
Piano Note

- Made, sold or shared with the greater good in mind

Boosts feelings of personal joy & fulfillment 

- Shows care & respect towards the earth and community 

- Promotes a lifestyle of ease, freedom, and focus

- Helpful in saving time or money

- Uses fewer natural resources and generates less waste 

- Decreases the need to buy or consume 

= Offers an essential and sustainable product, tool or service

- Supports a collaborative, regenerative or circular local economy

Know of a WNC business that meet the criteria above? Please SHARE with us so that we can share it others!