Enriching experiences: Some recent wellbeing-related events in Totnes

Recently the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) team has had the opportunity to attend two workshops that were run in Totnes: on 4th May Inez Aponte, Jay Tompt and Naresh Giangrande delivered a workshop called “Maximising Wellbeing: a workshop for community activists”, and on 6th May we spent the day with Starhawk, exploring the theme of Social Permaculture in relation to growing effective groups.

Linking Sustainability and Wellbeing: NOW Presentation at Plymouth University Event

On Monday, 29th April 2013, some of the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) team participated in Plymouth University’s Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research (ISSR) Annual Conference, this year titled ‘Responding to the Challenges of Living with Environmental Change’. The conference covered the challenges related to climate, ecosystem, society, health and psychology, infrastructure and resources.

Gross Domestic Problem Book Launch

In early February NOW hosted a launch for an excellent new book entitled Gross Domestic Problem: The Politics Behind the World’s Most Powerful Number. The author of this book, Lorenzo Fioramonti, came to Totnes Book Shop to speak about the key themes of his book; namely the political background of Gross Domestic Product as a measurement of economic growth, the weaknesses of using GDP as a measure and the grassroots alternatives now beginning to take root.