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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Join the movement towards an economy that supports flourishing lives on a thriving planet with Local Futures and Happy City Initiative at the 18th International Economics of Happiness Conference in Bristol, October 19-21.

Moderated by Jonathan Dimbleby.

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Join the movement towards an economy that supports flourishing lives on a thriving planet with Local Futures and Happy City Initiative at the 18th International Economics of Happiness Conference in Bristol, October 19-21. 

Moderated by Jonathan Dimbleby.

Facebook Event - http://bit.ly/2M0t9Hk

Tickets available now - http://bit.ly/2wJ4BNg

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The residents of a remote Turkish village communicate by whistling across the mountaintops. It's mind-blowing.
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The music is disturbing the sound of the whistle, this makes no sense!

Jodie Marie I didn't know you grew up here!

Also La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands has whistle language.

Noah 👌 we should have a bat call language

Nadiya Khan

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Jonathan Dimbleby, presenter of BBC Radio 4 - Any Questions?, will be moderating at the 18th International #EconomicsOfHappiness conference in Bristol, October 19-21.

The conference, co-hosted with Happy City Initiative, will bring prominent and respected thinkers, activists and innovators to Bristol to debate the creation of a new economy that supports flourishing lives on a thriving planet. Please come along and join the debate!

Facebook Event - bit.ly/2M0t9Hk

Early bird tickets available now - bit.ly/2wJ4BNg
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Jonathan Dimbleby, presenter of BBC Radio 4 - Any Questions?, will be moderating at the 18th International #EconomicsOfHappiness conference in Bristol, October 19-21.

The conference, co-hosted with Happy City Initiative, will bring prominent and respected thinkers, activists and innovators to Bristol to debate the creation of a new economy that supports flourishing lives on a thriving planet. Please come along and join the debate!

Facebook Event - http://bit.ly/2M0t9Hk

Early bird tickets available now - http://bit.ly/2wJ4BNg

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Watch Bill Clinton's annual Dimblebee lecture from about 15 years ago... quite informative.

Looking forward to it!

Join the ECONOMICS of HAPPINESS CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP in Prato-Firenze (L'Economia della Felicità) this September 29-30. Help us kickstart a new economy that works for people and planet!

Please SHARE this invitation with all your friends and networks!

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: www.economiadellafelicita.it

www.localfutures.org/events-calendar/upcoming-events/economics-of-happiness-conference-2018-italy/
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Join the ECONOMICS of HAPPINESS CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP in Prato-Firenze (LEconomia della Felicità) this September 29-30. Help us kickstart a new economy that works for people and planet!

Please SHARE this invitation with all your friends and networks!

INFORMATION AND TICKETS: http://www.economiadellafelicita.it

https://www.localfutures.org/events-calendar/upcoming-events/economics-of-happiness-conference-2018-italy/

This week 237 academics are calling on the #EU and its member states to plan for a #postgrowth future, where human and #ecological wellbeing is prioritised.

Here's Helena Norberg-Hodge, the Founder of Local Futures, discussing why this is such a positive step in the right direction.

Read more here - www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/16/the-eu-needs-a-stability-and-wellbeing-pact-not-more-growth
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