Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Happiness doesn't cost the Earth

BBC News

People can live long, happy lives without consuming large amounts of the Earth's resources, a survey suggests

The 178-nation "Happy Planet Index" lists the south Pacific island of Vanuatu as the happiest nation on the planet, while the UK is ranked 108th. The index is based on consumption levels, life expectancy and happiness, rather than national economic wealth measurements such as GDP. The study was compiled by think-tank the New Economics Foundation (Nef). Full Article:

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