Economics of Happiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena is a local film maker and activist best known for her remarkable documentary ‘The Economics of Happiness’.

The Economics of Happiness is a 2011 documentary film directed by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page, and produced by Local Futures (formerly the International Society for Ecology and Culture).SynopsisThe film features many voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change.

The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. While government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power, people around the world are resisting those policies and working to forge a very different future.

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Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm: an economics of localization.Recognition

The Economics of Happiness has won “Best in Show” at the Cinema Verde Film and Arts Festival, “Best Direction” from EKOFilm 2011, “Judges’ Choice” and “Audience Choice” at the Auroville International Film Festival, an “Award of Merit” from the Accolade Film Festival, and several other awards.

In 2012, the film was listed among the top ten films as chosen by Transition town initiatives.In 2015, it was awarded 1st place out of 100 “documentaries we can use to change the world” by Films for Action, an activism-oriented film screening and compilation site.

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Learn more about the history of GDP, the flaws in the current system, and the alternatives by listening to our Local Bites Podcast with Richard Heinberg.

Richard is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is regarded as one of the world's foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels.

Listen here - bit.ly/2M2WHWh
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Learn more about the history of GDP, the flaws in the current system, and the alternatives by listening to our Local Bites Podcast with Richard Heinberg. 

Richard is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is regarded as one of the worlds foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels.

Listen here - http://bit.ly/2M2WHWh

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Also increased rent & house prices tripling. GDP goes up.

Liam Walsh

Gaurav Sood read.

The dysfunctional economic system presently in place is on the inevitable verge of collapse since our planet cannot sustain the total insanity of it. There has never been a civilisation that we know of that has not collapsed under its own weight of stupidity and greed.

A new beginning is on your horizon but you must have the courage to push through. Declare your struggles over. Declare your enemies defeated. Declare yourself victorious. Do this with passion. Your own self-talk is a very powerful tool in cultivating your belief system and ultimately your results. If you are defeated in your thoughts you will be defeated in your life. If you are a champion in your thoughts - your success is inevitable.

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If you'd like a chance to see Helena in person, mark your calendars for the National Sustainable Living Festival's big weekend in Melbourne, Australia!

Helena will give a keynote address on the economics of happiness on Saturday 9th February at 1.30pm, and will speak on a panel with David Holmgren - who along with Bill Mollison coined the term 'permaculture' - on 10th February at 4:30pm.

More information at www.slf.org.au/
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If youd like a chance to see Helena in person, mark your calendars for the National Sustainable Living Festivals big weekend in Melbourne, Australia!

Helena will give a keynote address on the economics of happiness on Saturday 9th February at 1.30pm, and will speak on a panel with David Holmgren - who along with Bill Mollison coined the term permaculture - on 10th February at 4:30pm.

More information at http://www.slf.org.au/

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For the record. The term ‘Permaculture’ was jointly named by David and his then Professor, Bill Mollison - gone but not forgotten.

Sigamani Panneer

We're excited to announce that Helena will speak at the Power of Community online summit, a new event organized by the Global Ecovillage Network.

Join her and 30 other speakers for 10 days of connection and hope. Sign up at summit.ecovillage.org/.
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Were excited to announce that Helena will speak at the Power of Community online summit, a new event organized by the Global Ecovillage Network. 

Join her and 30 other speakers for 10 days of connection and hope. Sign up at https://summit.ecovillage.org/.

Join us and Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures / Economics of Happiness for our FREE online summit exploring Climate Change and Consciousness!

Start out 2019 with inspiration and hope, exploring community led solutions to climate change and shifting our collective awareness to the more beautiful world we know is possible!

Participation is entirely free and online from anywhere in the world, so sign up today at summit.ecovillage.org
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