Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 18th, 2013
By Pamela Paquin
Monday’s events in Boston have had our staff here at DMI hen-like in their soft “clucking” concerned for our friends and family in Boston and the region.
Indeed, it has been hard to focus on what seem like trivial “to-dos” compared to what people were going through who were present and/or connected to individuals running and cheering around Copley this Monday.
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: February 26th, 2013
By Laura Musikanski and John de Graaf
Growth in GDP was long ago decoupled from personal indicators of well-being, as many Americans report being overworked, stressed, and lonely. (image credit: Stanley Wood)
Happiness: is it just a fad of the day or the wave of the future? On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: February 13th, 2013
Office Redesign Competition! Help DMI transform its office space into a reflection of our work and our community–something innovative, inspiring, creative, and collaborative.
DMI is looking for talented, adventurous folks in Vermont and the Upper Valley area to help us turn our office into a place that amplifies our creativity, nurtures our passions, and reflects the values of our Institute. Between [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: January 7th, 2013
Themes, Questions, and Next Steps from the Vermont’s New Economy Conference
Conference attendees discussing complementary currencies at one of the morning’s sessions
The Vermont’s New Economy Conference on December 7 brought together 110 individuals from across Vermont and its neighboring communities. Attendees included members of Vermont’s legislature, local business owners, educators, nonprofit employees, and others. After a keynote address by Ellen Brown [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: May 29th, 2012
By Alan AtKisson
The following article is reposted from Global Transition 2012.
Sustainability expert Alan AtKisson asks, is there life after growth? In a new report by that name and written by AtKisson and the new Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society the authors argue decisively, there is. The report demonstrates that more and more countries are seriously questioning the “Gross Domestic Product” (GDP) and traditional [...]