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Announcing a new Meetup for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!
What: Screening of new documentary, "The Economics of Happiness," Thurs. Jan. 27
When: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:30 PM
Event Host: Dan Miner
Where: The Cooper Union's Great Hall
41 Cooper Square Manhattan
Manhattan, NY 10003
Screening of new documentary film, “The Economics of Happiness”
Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm
$15 donation requested, no one turned away.
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
30 Cooper Square (7 East 7th Street), New York, NY 10003
The film is about the worldwide movement for economic localization. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Producer Helena Norberg-Hodge,
Judy Wicks, co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE),
Gloria Steinem, acclaimed writer and co-founder of New York and Ms. magazines, and
Stacy Mitchell, author and senior researcher with the New Rules Project.
This is a joint Meetup with the Sierra Club NYC Meetup, NYC Peak Oil Response Meetup, and the Social Justice Movie Meetup
This is a Post Carbon Institute sponsored project, with screenings taking place in many cities.
It's A Post Carbon Movie Date!
Connect Locally & Enjoy The Economics of Happiness
"Going local" is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world -
our ecosystems, our societies and our selves. Far from the old institutions
of power, people are starting to forge a very different future....
The path to a different future is captured vividly by our friends at International Society for Ecology & Culture, who have crafted “The Economics of Happiness,” a beautiful new film featuring PCI Fellows Rob Hopkins, Richard Heinberg, Michael Shuman, and Bill McKibben (among many others).
Rather than read our description of the film, simply watch the trailer here. We see “The Economics of Happiness” as a bracing way to kick off the new year, and encourage you to check out the first round of screenings, listed below. We also suggest that you use the screenings to meet fellow PCI supporters. Watch the film and grab a coffee, tea, or whiskey to discuss what you saw, your thoughts on the challenges ahead, and the best ways to address them.
"It is good news indeed to find so persuasive an explanation of our ailing world as The Economics of Happiness. This film connects the dots between climate chaos, economic meltdown, and our own personal suffering--stress, loneliness, and depression. It presents the localization movement as a systemic alternative to corporate globalization, as well as a strategy that brings community and meaning to our lives."
– Joanna Macy, author, World as Lover, World as Self
6 8th St. Astor Place
N/R to 8th St./NYU
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