Rob Greenfield on Money, Health Insurance, Age and Death (video)

People frequently ask me about health insurance, what I’ll do as I age, and my feelings on death. I’ve spent countless hours contemplating these themes of life. They are difficult topics to address publicly, but I feel that I owe it to all of you. In this video, I share much of my life design and philosophy relating to money, health, health insurance, age and death.

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How to Downsize Your Life

This year I renewed my passport and they sent me back my old passport with ten years of memories and sentimental value. I practice non-materialism and non-ownership and strive to be present in life by owning few possessions. I decided to use this passport as an opportunity to share my tips on how to downsize and simplify your life.

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Yaupon Holly- The Solution for Local Caffeine for The United States and Canada

Welcome to The Yaupon Brothers forest farm where they harvest yaupon holly!

Yaupon holly is North America’s only native caffeinated plant. It has the potential to replace coffee, tea and yerba mate in the USA and Canada. Most coffee and tea is shipped long distance, guzzling fossil fuels, but yaupon holly is a native, local source of the much loved caffeine buzz.

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Simple and Sustainable Living in My Tiny House

Welcome to my tiny house in Orlando, Florida where I live simply and sustainably!

I built this tiny house along with friends for under $1,500, with nearly 100% secondhand materials and while creating near zero waste- just 30 pounds of trash! This setup allows me to live simply so that I can dedicate my time to the service of others and the earth. It also serves as a demonstration site for those who desire to live simply and sustainably.

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Planting 100 Fruit Trees with The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Last summer I had a film team from South America come to shoot a documentary about my life for TV in Latin America. They offered to pay me $5,000 to spend a week with me. I explained that I don’t accept any payments from media but that they can donate $5,000 to a nonprofit to do good work with. I chose the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and together we’d plant 100 fruit trees.

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Fast Food on the Streets

You’d be surprised at how much food is growing freely all around us. We simply have to open our eyes and look at the world through a new lens. Yes, the following video, Fast Food on the Streets, is filmed in Orlando, Florida, but I’ve traveled to 49 states and 6 continents and can say that food is growing all over! I have foraged from from the Northern colder climates of the Great Lakes region in both the Canada and the United States down to the tip of Florida, from the Atlantic coastal states to the Pacific Ocean of California and deserts and prairies in between. Not to mention countries around the world.

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Food Freedom – A Year of Growing and Foraging 100% of My Food

For the last year I grew and foraged 100% of my food.

No grocery stores, no restaurants, not even a drink at a bar!

Nature has been my garden, my pantry and my pharmacy.

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