Today, the 3rd Happy Planet index is released. The Index doesn't reveal the 'happiest' country in the world but shows the relative efficiency with which nations convert the planet's natural resources into long and happy lives for their citizens. The nations that top the Index show it's possible to achieve high life satisfaction and long life expectancy without over-stretching the planet's resources...Read today's article here
More locally, our first Wellbeing at work event with the live demo of the New Economics Foundation's fab staff engagement tool was such a success that we're re-running it again on 3rd July. All the participants loved the active learning style, enjoyed themselves, and were keen to take things further having absorbed so much in a short space of time. So we must be doing a few things right! 33% discount toanyone who books a spot in response to this newsletter - write to firstname.lastname@example.org toreserve your place.
STOP PRESS - Review of Discretionary Business Rate Relief. If your work benefits the community and you need business rates relief from Bristol City Council to keep the cost of workspace affordable, follow the guidance from artists groups here to help councillors see the value they're getting for this important Council support. Ahem! We're sorry we gave the impression that the Green Capital result would be announced last Friday. Bristol's finest SuperEco Heroes made their presentation then - the results are to be announced on 28th June. Finally, a couple more Green Week Spots - get them while you can!
Spot limits to growth in TED style talks featuring four great speakers at the Arnolfini from 8 'til 10 this evening.
Wildlife Spots with Ed Drewitt and the Bristol Ferry Boat Co. in Bristol's Harobourside at 3.30 onFriday
Spots of Comedy at the Colston Hall on Saturday evening with The Comedy Box
Award Winning Spot with the ever wonderful Festival of Nature right across the weekend.
Spot Big Green Fringe events at venues near you (if you're in Bristol)
and finally a great Spot of Sportsmanship from a teenage State Champion runner who sets a great example for all competitive people.
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