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    « Episode 41 :: Juli-Ann Gasper: Microfinance on the Ground Slows Climate Change Everywhere | Main | Episode 39 :: John de Graaf part 1: Affluenza »
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    Sep272013

    Episode 40 :: John de Graaf part 2: Global Happiness Initiative

    John De Graaf, is a co-founder and senior partner of The Happiness Initiative. He was a member of the International Group advising the country of Bhutan on its Happiness report to the United Nations. The Domestic Happiness Index focuses on people and the planet, instead of profits (in contrast to the Gross National Product).

    He is a frequent speaker on issues of overwork and overconsumption in America. He spoke at Eastern Washington University, February 14, 2013, as part of Pursuit of Happiness Week, part of the growing Happiness Initiative.

    Take the Happiness Counts survey based on The Domestic Happiness Index.

    Read a recent review of Dave Batker’s and John’s recent book WHAT’S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY? Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness.

    John works as an independent film producer at Public Television in Seattle. He produced the “Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic” and “Escape from Affluenza” films and coauthored the “Affluenza” book. The 3rd edition of the book is scheduled for release Dec., 2013. He is a founding member of the Simplicity Forum and serves as national coordinator of the forum’s Take-Back-Your-Time Day initiative since 2003. Read John’s series of Lenten sermons on that subject.

    John has been an independent producer of television documentaries for 35 years and is the recipient of more than 100 regional, national, and international awards in film-making. The de Graff Environmental Filmmaking Award, named in his honor, is presented annually at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, California.

    He produced “Silent Killer: The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger.” In 2005 John was the World Food Day George McGovern lecturer at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. His current interest is in a campaign to measure happiness in American communities and colleges.

    Other mentions in this episode:

    Enough Is Enough
    CASSE(steady state economy) and Brian Czech
    Earth Island Institute (David Brower)
    Carol Holst: PostConsumers
    Vicki Robin: Simple Living Forum
    Local Food Movement | More
    The Nine-Tenths (novel) by James Oppenheim, author of the song Bread and Roses
    Calvert Fund: Calvert/Henderson Quality of Life Indicators

    To hear about John’s earlier Affluenza years, listen to episode 39.

    Episode 40 :: John de Graaf part 2: Global Happiness Initiative

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