Creating global prosperity without economic growth

This is a guest post by Teresa Belton, originally published by Action for Happiness

It was a beautiful day and I was enjoying riding my bike along a quiet cycle track, with trees and hedges on either side and birds singing.

Suddenly, a thought came to me: most of the things that really make us feel good are things that don’t harm the environment – like cycling, chatting with friends, gardening, getting lost in a book, singing, helping a local charity, sharing a joke.

What an interesting idea to explore, I thought.

The result, was Happier People Healthier Planet: How putting wellbeing first would help sustain life on Earth. And writing it turned into a fascinating journey of discovery of unexpected connections between all sorts of diverse issues.

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