Join educator Tom Lowrey to watch TED Talks (typically 10-20 min ea.) via ZOOM and participate in a lively discussion about the ideas presented!
No Computer? We have a call-in number available. You’ll be able to dial in to listen to the program and participate in the discussion.
Do Our Leaders Really Care About Our Well-Being?
Nov 10 | 1-2 pm
Online via Zoom or Phone
Why governments should prioritize well-being
In 2018, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand established the network of Wellbeing Economy Governments to challenge the acceptance of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the ultimate measure of a country’s success. In this visionary talk, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the far-reaching implications of a “well-being economy” — which places factors like equal pay, childcare, mental health and access to green space at its heart — and shows how this new focus could help build resolve to confront global challenges.
The Happy Planet Index
Statistician, Nic Marks, asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.