“The Economics of Happiness”

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Seaside Repertory Theatre
“Eat Local” Potluck (see below) 5:30pm  /  Film at 6:30pm
A film series, sponsored by Raw & Juicy and Twin Oaks Farm

“The Economics of Happiness”
Going local is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world—our ecosystems, our societies and our selves.

Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work.

‘The Economics of Happiness’ describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re‐regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re‐build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.
We hear from a chorus of voices from six continents including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith and Samdhong Rinpoche ‐ the Prime Minister of Tibetʹs government in exile. They tell us that climate change and peak oil give us little choice: we need to localize, to bring the economy home. The good news is that as we move in this direction we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well‐being.

‘The Economics of Happiness’ restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.

Growing Local Film Series, The Naked Truth about Your Food,

Engaging our community about the food we eat

A film series sponsored by Raw & Juicy and Twin Oaks Farm, is presented
the last Tuesday of the month at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside, FL
Join us to learn what goes into the food we eat, how it is grown, how it reaches our table and how it affects our health and the environment.

The film series is free and open to the public.

photo by moonlight microfarm

This is a “Local Food” Potluck – so, please bring a food (with serving utensils) or beverage to share, featuring local/regional foods. (Please bring plates and cups for your own use, though we will have some on-hand.)

Eat “Local Food” Guidelines: The main portion of any dish should be from local or regional ingredients grown or harvested in Florida, Georgia, or Alabama. For example, zucchini bread should be made with zucchini that’s as local as possible. But the flour, eggs, and other ingredients could be from anywhere, though if you can get them local–or organic—all the better. Any meat should be from organic or free-range animals. And yes, “harvested” can include wild plants, nuts, fish or game.

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