Thursday, January 13, 2011

Will "going local" make us happier?

On the next Your Call we'll talk about the value of localism. In her new documentary The Economics of Happiness, Helena Norberg-Hodge argues that not only does going local foster a better economy, but it's critical to finding pleasure and meaning in our lives. Has a more globalized economy made it harder to find happiness? Join us live at 10 or send us an email at Are connections to local businesses or markets part of "the good life" for you? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home, and director of The Economics of Happiness

Jessica Prentice, professional chef and food activist, co-founder of Locavores, founding worker-owner of Three Stone Hearth, and author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection

Kirsten Schwind, program director for Bay Localize, author of the Community Resilience Toolkit, and co-author of Tapping the Potential of Urban Rooftops

Michael Shuman, research & economic development director for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and a fellow with the Post-Carbon Institute

Click to Listen: Will "going local" make us happier?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rose for bringing up the class issue - I hear these happy organic stories, and think about the urban ghettos (like where I am living in Stockton) and how they contrast with Yuppy places like Piedmont (near where I stay on my weekends).