Share Shop : A library of Things – Coming to Totnes

Here at the Network of Wellbeing, we have been seeding a Share Shop in Totnes. The great news is we now have a venue thanks to Totnes Town Council and a grant to support us thanks to The Big Lottery fund. The council have granted us a space to pilot the Share Shop in The Guild Hall garage on Guild Hall Yard. The Share Shop would enable local people to borrow all sorts of useful things at nominal cost so that they don’t have to buy them for themselves. The aim is to encourage the sharing economy; to help people connect more, spend less, consume less, and waste less.

One Earth, One Humanity, One Future: A Message of Hope

Leading environmentalists, politicians and thinkers gathered at One Earth, One Humanity, One Future Festival in Oxford in late September, to celebrate Resurgence’s 50th Anniversary and to inspire people to take action in order to create a healthier and happier world for all. This blog post shares some highlights from this event; watch out in our videos library where we’ll be sharing interviews we filmed at the event in the coming weeks.

Let Nature do the Healing: Wellbeing and Wildness Event

Recently the Network of Wellbeing's Kate Reed attended an inspiring Wildness and Wellbeing summer seminar at Young Wood near Taunton. It turned out to be a great opportunity to share experience, explore good practice and find new ways of connecting with nature to enhance wellbeing. Kate reflects on her experiences at the event in this post.

Small Changes, Big Difference: Latest Totnes Wellbeing Fund Awardees

The Totnes Wellbeing Fund aims to support individuals and community groups in Totnes (Devon, UK) and surrounding areas, helping them to turn great ideas to boost wellbeing into reality. Because a small change can make a big difference, we’re keen to support initiatives where a little input from us could really enhance personal, community and environmental wellbeing.

We offer seed grants between £100 and 500 to help turn your ideas into reality. Last week, four more exciting local projects were awarded funding by the Totnes Wellbeing Fund: the Aller Park Project, River Dart Wild Church, Natural Art Movement and an Open-no-mic Night.

Happy Planet Index 2016: Measuring Sustainable Wellbeing

The 2016 Happy Planet Index (HPI) results are in. For the fourth time, the New Economics Foundation (nef) have ranked countries all over the world based on how efficiently their residents are able to live long, happy lives right now, and in the future. In this guest blog post they share a summary of the results.