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HAPPINESS

The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm
 Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm

by Grace Lee Boggs
I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
Cool Globes in Copenhagen Cool Globes in Copenhagen
"Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" is a public art exhibit featuring over 25 large globes, each with a different message about climate change.
Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice
by John de Graaf
Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness.
Behind the Scenes of Seattle Behind the Scenes of Seattle
by Susan Gleason
WTO+10: An in-depth interview with Alli Chagi-Starr, a key organizer of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.
Annie Leonard on Life After Stuff Annie Leonard on Life After Stuff
by Annie Leonard
Annie Leonard reveals what gives her strength, even as she and her popular film, The Story of Stuff, are attacked as un-American.
Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday
by Jonathan Rowe
GDP and productivity don't measure what's really going on in the economy—or in people's lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.
Fight Climate Change: Live the Good Life Fight Climate Change: Live the Good Life
by Colin Beavan
Low-carbon living isn’t a sacrifice. Colin Beavan says it’s the good life.
Towns Rush to Make Low-Carbon Transition Towns Rush to Make Low-Carbon Transition
by Tara Lohan
More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?
Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long
by Brooke Jarvis
By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Day
by Berit Anderson
A non-holiday founded by a Vancouver office worker has become an international movement.
The Piano Staircase - What Happens When We Make Choices Fun? The Piano Staircase - What Happens When We Make Choices Fun?
Can something as simple as fun change people's behavior for the better? The Fun Theory demonstrates this idea with recycling arcade, world's deepest garbage bin, and a piano staircase.
I Give Thanks I Give Thanks
An original song by Kathryn Mostow, inspired by Margaret Mead's famous quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Giving Thanks for What We Share Giving Thanks for What We Share
by Jay Walljasper
The sharing ethic of the commons is woven into American traditions.
My Exhibit ... In the Museum of Trash My Exhibit ... In the Museum of Trash
by Dave Chameides
To better understand his waste footprint, Dave Chameides stored all of his trash in his basement for a year.
The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America
by Mark Winne
Just before Thanksgiving, the USDA has released alarming new statistics about hunger in America. How can we bridge the divide between abundance and scarcity?
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