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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Thanks, Vital Ground Farm Network! 🙂

Order your copy of 'Local is Our Future' here: www.localfutures.org/store/#!/Local-is-Our-Future/p/140051233/category=12119219Although there's not much time for reading this time of year, we can't help but get into this one five minutes after its arrival! Love the work of Local Futures / Economics of Happiness, we are all in this together!
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Thanks, Vital Ground Farm Network! 🙂

Order your copy of Local is Our Future here: https://www.localfutures.org/store/#!/Local-is-Our-Future/p/140051233/category=12119219

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Ben Hunt - I know this will be great - Helena knows her stuff and she's a very compelling communicator.

Here's our founder Helena Norberg-Hodge explaining why humans can thrive, and live in harmony with the rest of the natural world, when they feel a sense of connection with all living beings.

Helena explores this idea, and gives a clear breakdown of the invisible economic forces that are severing this connection, in her new book Local is Our Future. Available here - bit.ly/31QTKjk.
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this is the real core of modern problems. Great Helena Norberg-Hodge

The direction of self-annihilation for short term corporate profits.

In her new book, Local is Our Future, Helena Norberg-Hodge distills the wisdom gleaned from her four decades of activism in both the global North and South.

Available now on our website bit.ly/31QTKjk.

In keeping with the book’s message about the importance of connection, we encourage you to join with others in your community to read Local is Our Future as part of a discussion group or book club. We’re offering members of these groups a 30% discount on the book. Please email seankeller@localfutures.org if interested.
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In her new book, Local is Our Future, Helena Norberg-Hodge distills the wisdom gleaned from her four decades of activism in both the global North and South.

Available now on our website http://bit.ly/31QTKjk.

In keeping with the book’s message about the importance of connection, we encourage you to join with others in your community to read Local is Our Future as part of a discussion group or book club. We’re offering members of these groups a 30% discount on the book. Please email seankeller@localfutures.org if interested.

An excerpt from Local is Our Future, a new book by Helena Norberg-Hodge - released last week.

This groundbreaking book deconstructs the old narrative of ‘progress’ and the seeming inevitability of globalization, and shows what could replace it.

Available here - bit.ly/31QTKjk.
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An excerpt from Local is Our Future, a new book by Helena Norberg-Hodge - released last week. 

This groundbreaking book deconstructs the old narrative of ‘progress’ and the seeming inevitability of globalization, and shows what could replace it. 

Available here - http://bit.ly/31QTKjk.

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The incessant self-serving propaganda from Western civilization has taken humanity to the brink of its own self-made extinction. The indigenous land caregivers were right all along when it comes to sustainable living in harmony with Nature.

This!

very clear analysis

There is a very heavy price. It is best to be forgotten than supported. Do not trade everything good that you have for this idiot lifestylebecause even if you want to stop, the fools around you don't so you suffer with them. Do not allow the US/western garbage and lifestyle in your country. Satan will come to claim your souls.

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'Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary' is an impressive new book that "invites readers to join in a deep process of intellectual, emotional, ethical, and spiritual decolonization". Highly recommended, and a great complement to our own new book, 'Local is Our Future'.

Copies can be ordered by emailing info@authorsupfront.com.
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Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary is an impressive new book that invites readers to join in a deep process of intellectual, emotional, ethical, and spiritual decolonization. Highly recommended, and a great complement to our own new book, Local is Our Future.

Copies can be ordered by emailing info@authorsupfront.com.
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