Simplicity of material life is a prerequisite for reducing or even eliminating waste and pollution, which causes the carbon emissions resulting in the current climate crisis. Simplicity of spirit is a prerequisite for contented, harmonious and fulfilling personal life. Satish Kumar will explore the importance of living simply and elegantly in his talk. Satish Kumar is a former Jain monk who walked for peace without money from New Delhi to Moscow, Paris, London and Washington DC, an epic journey of 8000 miles. He was Editor of Resurgence magazine for 40 years; he is the founder of Schumacher College and author of a numerous books, including his latest book Elegant Simplicity (New Society, 2019).