Lean Into Green with Helena Norberg-Hodge - The Economics of Happiness

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Helena Norberg-Hodge shares "The Economics of Happiness: Lessons from Ladakh," the western most part of the Tibetan Plateau at an elevation of 12,000 feet. A sustainable global economic perspective.

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Lean Into Green with Helena Norberg-Hodge
"The Economics of Happiness & The Importance of Local"


When people are known for who we really are, violence does not exist,
and happiness thrives. Helena suggests changing economic structures to increase personal happiness, and environmental and social stability.

Learn the benefits of shifting from globalization to localization. We evolved in close connection with other people, animals, and nature – localization meets our basic human needs. Longing for connection is a longing for happiness.

Helena Norberg-Hodge is an Author and filmmaker. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement-- work which earned her the 2012 Goi Peace Prize for contributing to "the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and to the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide." Helena has also been awarded the Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. 

Helena’s book and film, “Ancient Futures,” has been translated into 40 languages, and have sold about a half a million copies. She also produced and co-directed the award-winning film, “The Economics of Happiness,” and co-authored “Bringing the Food Economy Home,” and “From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture.”

The Earth Journal counted Helena among the world’s ‘ten most interesting environmentalists.’

Since 1975, Helena has worked with the people of Ladak, or “Little Tibet”, to find ways of enabling their culture to meet the modern world without sacrificing social and ecological values. She has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being --for more than thirty years. 

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