Happiness

The Happy Planet Index
Video: Forget the GDP. There's a new way to measure the good things in life.
Support Groups for Hard Times
by Chuck Collins
How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment?
Reflections on the Transition
by Pamela O’Malley Chang
Self-sufficiency, I realize, is a misnomer. What I am aiming for is local sufficiency, together with my neighbors.
A History of Happiness
by Darrin M. McMahon, Ph.D.
We can learn a lot from older traditions that focused on being good rather than feeling good and measured happiness in lifetimes, not moments.
How to Make Biking Mainstream: Lessons from the Dutch
by Jay Walljasper
The Dutch have spent 35 years perfecting the country's bicycling infrastructure. We, too, can transform biking from a recreational pastime to an integral part of our transportation system.
Where Bikes Rule the Road
Video: What's it like to get around in a city built for bikes?
People We Love :: Nadia Janjua
by Tiffany Ran
Combining Islam and the environment
People We Love :: Chef Ann Cooper
by Tiffany Ran
Fighting for healthy school lunches
Eat. Blog. Love.
by Vicki Robin
How can you not love the one who feeds you? If you have the good fortune to know who that is, I mean.
The Capacity for Tolerance
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
What can Christians do about the religious intolerance made visible during the last month?
Reclaim Your Streets: How to Create Safe and Social Pedestrian Plazas
by Erika Kosina
6 steps for replacing cars with parks.
Happy Park(ing) Day
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.
Changing the Consequences of Conflict
Video: The Interfaith Amigos' discussion on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary.
Stories That Light Up The Dark
by Sanjay Khanna
The experiences of our ancestors offer us wisdom for surviving today's crises.
“In the Face of This Truth”
by Robert Jensen
It’s time to talk honestly about collapse–no matter how others may respond.