This project integrates principles that were learned in courses throughout my Syracuse University education. Two weeks were spent on an ethnographic research trip in Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, a developing Eco-City. After raising $2,500 in two months for the cost of the trip, I conducted a large case study to discover how locals solved problems with what was available to them. Thus, I decided the focus for this year long project would be:"Why live simply? Exposing our inefficient ways of living to propose the need for a change in habit."