This Video is from a talk given at the Economics of Happiness event organised by Initiatives of Change and Local Futures.
The session was based around the ideas of Helena Norberg-Hodge that designing an economy on a human scale can bring wealth, happiness and prosperity in an ecological way. She talked of the steps local, national and international, to getting there.
Initiatives of Change invited Stephen to share his experiences with early stages of Transition initiatives. An extended version of his slide pack is available below the video.
The slideshare pack
Banks can play an important role in driving prosperity. Making money on asset-flipping doesn’t do it.
Professor Werner calls on Universities to look more into the role of local banks and the role of banks in general in the economy.
In this speech from MOTALA in Sweden Professor Werner explains the problem of large banks only investing in buying and selling assets, instead of investing in the local community in productive projects that create jobs.
Stephen Hinton interviews her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan, Founder of the Botanical Garden in Jordan and Tina Lindgreen, Founder of the Water and Food Award about what can be done.
This interview was recorded a few weeks before the Award show in London as HRH and Tina met to prepare the event and HRH’s patronage.
SITUATION: The think tank AVBP took on the challenge of working with the narrative of the sustainable city. Instead of seeing how we live as being a burden on the Earth, and dire prospects of having to give up our comforts, AVBP explored how tell the story of how we can create great places to live sustainably.
FRAMING QUESTION: how can we create a narrative that gives us a positive, feasible view of a sustainable future in a city? Read More…
An important background briefing for all who want to understand sustainability: why the element phosphorus is one of the limiting factors in soil fertility and why we cannot rely on mined sources indefinitely.
For more information on the pollutant fee approach, developed by Höglund, see the white paper.