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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Our two-day Economics of Happiness Conference - Ladakh, India on Sept 20th & 21st will look at different notions of ‘progress’, & discuss the need for compassionate economics and what we can do to achieve it.

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Our two-day Economics of Happiness Conference - Ladakh, India on Sept 20th & 21st will look at different notions of ‘progress’, & discuss the need for compassionate economics and what we can do to achieve it.

Find out more & register for free tickets - http://bit.ly/2xuRVL6.

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On our recent Local Bites Podcast episode we chat with Judith Hitchman, the president of Urgenci, Community Supported Agriculture around the world, about food sovereignty in the global economy and the power of local food.

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On our recent Local Bites Podcast episode we chat with Judith Hitchman, the president of Urgenci, Community Supported Agriculture around the world, about food sovereignty in the global economy and the power of local food.

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

Keibo Oiwa, founder of The Sloth Club – an NGO that promotes slow and sustainable living – will be speaking at the 21st International Economics of Happiness Conference - Ladakh, India on September 20th and 21st.

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Keibo Oiwa, founder of The Sloth Club – an NGO that promotes slow and sustainable living – will be speaking at the 21st International Economics of Happiness Conference - Ladakh, India on September 20th and 21st.

Find out more information and register for free tickets here - http://bit.ly/2xuRVL6.

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In less than 10 days' time, our 21st International Economics of Happiness conference will be taking place in Ladakh, India. Manish Jain will be one of the many inspiring speakers joining us for the two-day event.

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In less than 10 days time, our 21st International Economics of Happiness conference will be taking place in Ladakh, India. Manish Jain will be one of the many inspiring speakers joining us for the two-day event.

Find out more information and register for free tickets here - http://bit.ly/2xuRVL6.

How many times did you touch the soil today?

On September 20th and 21st we'll be co-hosting the Economics of Happiness Conference - Ladakh, India. We're delighted to have Satish Kumar joining us.

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How many times did you touch the soil today?

On September 20th and 21st well be co-hosting the Economics of Happiness Conference - Ladakh, India. Were delighted to have Satish Kumar joining us.

Find out more information and register for free tickets here - http://bit.ly/2xuRVL6.

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Well said. Imagine if everyone had even a small vegitage/fruit garden in their back yard. Eating food every night that YOU grew, nurtured, harvested , cooked. Yes you can do it

Sorry but how does Satish justify his flying so much when it’s a HUGE issue?

NB. https://www.facebook.com/100008222555406/posts/2461584127458982?sfns=mo

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