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We are so pleased to announce that GNHUSA will be participating in the upcoming “Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like” conference in Royalton, Vermont at the Vermont Law School. The conference, one of four in the U.S. to be sponsored by Local Futures/Economics of Happiness this October, will take place October 21st and 22nd. It will focus on “important aspects of the shift to a new economy,” with additional explorations of “adaptations to this region’s climate and resources.”
The Vermont event will feature Frances Moore Lappé, founder of the Small Planet Institute; Chuck Collins, Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Gus Speth, co-founder of the New Economy Law Center, among other visionary and inspiring guests.
With such great thinkers, activists, and scholars already on board, we immediately accepted an invitation to lead a break-out session. Entitled, “Measuring What Matters: Tales from the Happiness Walk and the Vermont Happiness and Well-being Study,” our discussion will take a dive into the importance of happiness data, with both qualitative and quantitative data on happiness in Vermont, and around the country, thanks to the just-published “2017 Vermont Happiness and Well-being Study.” and thousands of Happiness Walk interviews.
It’s bound to be quite a weekend! We’ll report back!