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HAPPINESS

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

Art in the Village Art in the Village
by Abby Scher
From abandoned to beautiful: Lily Yeh partnered with the youth of North Philadelphia to transform a neighborhood.
Appalachian Ecovillage Appalachian Ecovillage
by Christopher Gutsche, Kathleen Smith
Campus housing goes green at Berea College.
Extreme Makeover: Neighborhood Edition
by David Wann
Five Ways to a Great Place Five Ways to a Great Place
by Kathy Madden
Project for Public Spaces works to create places that attract people. What makes these places work?
The New City Beautiful The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lyman
Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell
by Sarah van Gelder
Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).
The Lost Art of Dropping By The Lost Art of Dropping By
by Patrisia Gonzales
The Lost Art of Dropping By by Patrisia Gonzales - creating neighborliness.
The Fragrance of Faith: the Enlightened Heart of Islam by Jamal Rahman The Fragrance of Faith: the Enlightened Heart of Islam by Jamal Rahman
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
A book as important as Jamal Rahman's The Fragrance of Faith needs to be recommended with as much grace as possible for it contains precious reminders that the spiritual teachings of Islam are as filled with compassion as they can be.
A Life Lived Whole
by Parker Palmer
What happens when people refuse to live a lie?
Questions for Students: Going Forward Full Circle
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Reflection: Reclaiming     America Questions for Reflection: Reclaiming America
by YES! for Youth Education Program
September Is For Democracy
by Michelle Burkhart
How to preserve democracy—coming to a library near you.
Your Stories of the Good Life
The World in One Neighborhood, how to live the good life, examples of six different ways
Carry Me Away
by Rachel Attituq Qitsualik
Yet this is a sort of knowledge that generations before us have already held, a way of appreciating the world that we might share without trauma, without hard lessons, if we but remember how our ancestors used to live.
The Secret to Happiness
by David Myers
Americans are far more affluent, on average, than we were in the 1960s, but no happier. What do research data tell us is the real source of joy and contentment?
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