Mark Burch is an author, educator, and group facilitator who has practiced simple living since the 1960s, and since 1995, offers presentations, workshops and courses on voluntary simplicity. He is currently a Fellow of The Simplicity Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He is also Up-Skilling Program Coordinator for Transition Winnipeg, a member of Sustainable South Osborne Community Cooperative, and is past clerk of the Peace and Social Action Committee of the Winnipeg Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers). Mark has published seven books on voluntary simplicity, as well as essays, articles, podcasts and videos. His most recent book, The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to Extinction, is published by The Simplicity Institute in Australia.