The Economics of Happiness Workshop and Toolkit is a do-it-yourself tool for activists and others who want to kick-start effective global-to-local action in their community or within an existing group. The DIY workshop uses Local Futures’ award winning documentary film, The Economics of Happiness, as a springboard to discuss the broad impacts of the global economic growth economy and localization as a strategy for real systemic change.
During the day-long workshop (approximately 6.5 hours), participants are guided through a reflective process that culminates in the elaboration of a personal Global to Local action plan, centered around a two-pronged approach of Resistance and Renewal – Resistance to the corporate economy and Renewal on a local level, with people and planet in mind.
The workshop toolkit is free of charge and can be used by anyone interested in exploring these issues with others.
The Toolkit (available in English and Italian) includes:
- a detailed workshop guide
- The Economics of Happiness documentary film
- specially designed templates
- additional visual and written materials relating to the global to local debate
View here a video of Helena Norberg-Hodge talking about ‘One way to rebalance the world’ during one of our workshops in Totnes, UK on September 10th, 2016:
From time to time Local Futures is hosting free online tutorials to learn about how to organize and lead an Economics of Happiness Workshop. Please email us if you are interested in receiving more information and possibly joining the next tutorial.