SLSU Discussion Course: Economics of Happiness

This discussion course is based on the award-winning film, Economics of Happiness (EOH), developed by Helena Norberg-Hodge and her team at the International Society for an Ecological Culture (LocalFutures.org). Each session includes content from the EOH film or related media, a presentation that frames and explores the topic in greater depth, and class discussions based on selected readings in the booklet Localization: Essential Steps to an Economics of Happiness. Handouts will be made available. Participants can attend any or all classes. This course is free for members of Simply Living. If you are not a current member, we ask that you pay the membership fee of $25 or join at simplyliving.org/membership.

Suggested price: $25.00

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Description

This discussion course is based on the award-winning film, Economics of Happiness (EOH), developed by Helena Norberg-Hodge and her team at the International Society for an Ecological Culture (LocalFutures.org). Each session includes content from the EOH film or related media, a presentation that frames and explores the topic in greater depth, and class discussions based on selected readings in the booklet Localization: Essential Steps to an Economics of Happiness. Handouts will be made available. Participants can attend any or all classes. 

Dates, Times, Format
Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. ET
Five weeks starting October 26, 2021
This course will be conducted online. Register to receive meeting links.

Course schedule
October 26 – Introduction and orientation
November 2 – Globalization
November 9 – Local Economy
December 7 – Community Localization
December 14 – Big Picture Activism

Course Facilitator
Chuck Lynd is an educator who is passionate about ecological systems and environmental issues. Chuck is a founding member and past board member of Simply Living. He serves on the board of the Ohio Sustainable Business Council, where he advocates for local economic development and efforts to create a new economy that works for everyone.  Chuck organized a coalition of local organizations and businesses committed to Supporting Our Local Economy.  He is a member and supporter of Local Futures, the developer of Economics of Happiness.

Costs
This course is free for members of Simply Living. If you are not a current member, we ask that you pay the membership fee of $25 or join at simplyliving.org/membership