Faced with a great many environmental challenges, it has become urgent that we transition to a sustainable life pattern. While this is a necessary change, it may be a difficult transition at first. There are, however, several unexpected aspects to recommend it. The course discusses how a life of voluntary frugality increases the long-term physical and psychological well-being of people. The course examines how the coming transition re-connects people with the natural world in unexpected ways, re-vitalizing mental clarity, and re-storing natural and social systems, especially those that directly provide for our physical sustenance.