Green Initiatives' 90th film screening this June is an award-winning documentary film, The Economics of Happiness, which spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy. Importantly, the film also highlights the many benefits of a shift towards the local and showcases some of the steps people are already taking worldwide.
Film screening will be followed by discussion with Andy Couturier, author, The Abundance of Less, who will be in Shanghai this June for a series of events in SH, BJ & SZ, organized by the Green Initiatives team.
Film comes with Chinese subtitles.
Local Futures, also known as the Economics of Happiness, believes that modern societies have taken a fundamentally wrong turn: policymakers, mainstream economists, and business leaders have consistently pushed us in the direction of ever more growth, while ignoring the ecological destruction and spiritual poverty that have been the price of rampant consumerism, massive scale, and escalating speed.
We believe that a radically different paradigm is needed. Rather than attempting to solve every problem by ‘growing the economy’, we need to focus instead on meeting real human and ecological needs through awakening to our spiritual ties to community and nature – through an ‘economics of happiness’.
For more information visit: www.localfutures.org or http://greeninitiatives.cn/event/film-haworth-jun2018