Friday, February 18, 2011

Special screening of "The Economics of Happiness" in Hancock Feb. 22

HANCOCK --The Sustainable Keweenaw Resource Center will sponsor a special screening of The Economics of Happiness, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center.

Both hard‐hitting and inspiring, The Economics of Happiness demonstrates that millions of people across the world are already engaged in building a better world -- that small-scale initiatives are happening on a large scale. The film shows that countless initiatives are united around a common cause: rebuilding more democratic, human scale, ecological and local economies -- the foundation of an "economics of happiness."

The film features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change, including David Korten, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, Rob Hopkins, Richard, Heinberg, Juliet Schor, Michael Shuman, Helena Norberg‐Hodge, and Samdhong Rinpoche -- the Prime Minister of Tibetʹs government in exile.

For more information and a video preview, visit

There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 -- no one turned away for lack of funds.

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