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“Strolling of the Heifers” the 2013 Slow Living Summit
Wed., June 5 – Fri., June 7 – Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont!
What can you learn in the Slow Lane that you can’t learn in the Fast Lane? The Slow Living Summit is a gathering focused on sustainable living, resilient communities, and the personal, inner transformations that are necessary for…
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Pursuit of Happiness Day in Vermont – April 13, 2013!
Governor Shumlin’s “Pursuit of Happiness Day“ Proclamation for 2013
Sustainable Happiness Week in Seattle, 4/13 – 4/20
Interest in measuring and promoting well-being or happiness, instead of simply increases in Gross Domestic Product, is galvanizing people around the world.
Whole Life Wellbeing
Research confirms that wellbeing elements such as career, financial, social, physical, and community are highly interrelated as a complex system. Simply put, everything affects everything. This blog is about exploring the activities of individuals – their decisions, thoughts, actions, and interactions in their daily personal lives and their daily work lives and how these relate to overall wellbeing. Visit the Whole Life Wellbeing blog
Gross National Happiness Baseline National US Survey Results
I have attached a link to our partner website for the online GNH Survey at HappyCounts.org which today reported the US National Baseline Survey Results. These results show the random sample baseline and the baseline data for online opt-in surveys as well as some supplementary objective measures that fit with the GNH model. GNHUSA is partnering with Happycounts.org on the use of this Survey tool and we have some Vermont Data as part of this and we expect to do a random sample for a Vermont Baseline this winter. Happy New Year and good work Happycounts.org!
Take the New GNH Happiness Survey now!
Take the new GNH Happiness Initiative Survey. This online survey takes about 12 minutes and provides you with an interesting snapshot of your level of well-being across 10 Domains and a comparison with a national average of all persons in the US who have taken the survey. Your data is not personally identified to maintain confidentiality and the statistics are aggregated in the reports. Help us grow the number of surveys. If you include your zip code on the form we will be able to accumulate data for different places. Have fun! Many people report that the questions are very interesting and provide new ways to think about our lives and our communities.
The Four Pillars of GNH
• the promotion of equitable and sustainable socio-economic development
• the preservation and promotion of cultural values
• the conservation of the natural environment, and
• the establishment of good governance.
Measuring Happiness: Social Media as a Laboratory
A talk by Chris Danforth of UVM’s Computational StoryLab at the ECHO Cafe Scientifique, Burlington, VT in November 2011..
Robert F. Kennedy Challenges Gross Domestic Product – 1968
What is GNH?
What people are saying about GNH?
“What you measure affects what you do, If you don’t measure the right thing, you don’t do the right thing.”
Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz
“The legacy of this crisis will be a worldwide battle over ideas – over what kind of economic system is likely to deliver the greatest benefit to the most people.”
Joseph Stiglitz, coined G-192, chaired group of experts that prepared General Assembly of the UN on the economic crisis in June 2009
“We should take seriously the idea of measuring our gross national happiness, because it brings us back to our founding ideals. It makes us ask: Are we improving as a nation in protecting and exercising our right to pursue happiness? What can we – what should we do differently? If we’re serious about pursuing happiness, what should we as citizens demand of our leaders, present and future?”
Arthur C. Brooks, Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America and How We Can Get More of It
To close the yield-gap while saving biodiversity will require multiple locally relevant strategies. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 173(0): 20-27. Read the Paper:Read More →
By Jeff Mapes, The Oregonian on May 14, 2013 at 10:20 AM, updated May 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM Read the article @ OregonLive.com:Read More →
Fellow Rules Change collaborators: The [Springfield, Mass.] Republican (circ. 62,000 daily) carried our op-ed piece this morning on their “MassLive” website and in the print daily paper: http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2013/05/commentary_umass_conference_examines_the.html One topic for discussion tomorrow might be developing similar op/eds for submission to local papers. – bill densmoreRead More →