Creating a Happy Planet

One of the best TED talks around looks at why we need to be looking at reframing our thinking around climate change away from fear and into a more positive mindset. This talk uses many of the same ideas being talked about by Hazel Henderson in the 1990’s (see May 14, 2009 post below)

This is a summary of the talk as provided by a US newsreader

To see the actual TED talk and also the Robert Kennedy speech that was referred to in this talk go to the following link
http://ecopreservationsociety.org/site/index.php/the-news/environmental-social-media/178-costa-rica-is-the-happiest-place-on-earth-heres-why

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/australia-not-home-to-the-good-life-20090706-da7b.html
Australia came in 102nd on the Happy Planet Index A very large ecological footprint – one of the worst of the 143 countries surveyed – is to blame for the poor result.

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The Australian Centre for Sustainability Literacy is a division of Julie Boyd and Associates, who have been working for three decades to educate students in becoming positively contributing world citizens. We use a careful integration of solid research and evidence from a broad range of fields across education, community, business and leadership to support the 7th Generation concept which says that all decisions need to be made for the benefit of 7 generations forward.
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