- Through the lens of coronavirus an intriguing new question becomes visible: can a government experience wellbeing?
- We need a new common consciousness of what’s necessary and possible to curb climate change
- The many reasons why less is more for the people choosing modest lives
- Your serious pursuit of happiness is key to protecting the planet
- 3. Habits that Cultivate Happiness are Kind to the Earth: the reciprocal relationship between personal wellbeing and environmental sustainability
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Through the lens of coronavirus an intriguing new question becomes visible: can a government experience wellbeing?
What’s the difference between happiness and wellbeing? In this strange time of tight social and physical restrictions and fear of Covid-19 infection, we have perhaps become more conscious of the crucial importance to our sense of wellbeing of social connectedness, … Continue reading
CUSP Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity 25th November 2018 Guest blog by Teresa Belton Cultural resistance to the need for a fundamental, urgent, unprecedented rethink of the way we conduct life in order to limit temperature rise is … Continue reading
The idea of a life lived modestly is gaining traction. Ten years ago, Samantha Weinberg, a mother of two young children, spent a year not shopping. Her aim was to reduce her environmental impact. The next year, Mark Boyle, founder … Continue reading
Michelle McGagh is a bold woman. A personal finance journalist, she has just completed a year in which she vowed to spend no money at all except on essential bills, simple food, and charitable donations. It was a tall order … Continue reading
3. Habits that Cultivate Happiness are Kind to the Earth: the reciprocal relationship between personal wellbeing and environmental sustainability
Research tells us that non-materialistic people are more satisfied with their lives than materialistically-orientated individuals. And it is clear that those who put a high value on material consumption, or who look primarily to material things for emotional consolation or … Continue reading
Naomi Klein is right in looking to capitalism, the slave-master of paid-up members of consumer society, to identify the true culprit of climate change and environmental decline. But capitalism, and the hugely excessive consumption of material goods on which it … Continue reading
When I chose Happier People Healthier Planet as the main title for my book I wondered whether there should be a punctuation mark in the middle. I decided against the insertion of a comma or a colon between the two halves, as … Continue reading