Here are some of our favorite articles, interviews and films that forward the conversation for sufficiency.
A New Measure of Well-Being From a Happy Little Kingdom What is happiness? In 1972, concerned about the problems afflicting other developing countries that focused only on economic growth, Bhutan’s newly crowned leader, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, decided to make his nation’s priority not its G.D.P. but its G.N.H., or gross national happiness. October 4, 2005.
Enough! an article by the cofounder of the Omega Institute, Elizabeth Lesser writes inquires into what is enough? ”In a world of unlimited possibilities, how do you know when to stop? When is enough really enough? The five questions to ask yourself when it all seems like too much.” February 2010.
A Clarion Call for Sacred Enough on the Rights of Mother Earth website about the 2010 Earth Day in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Beautiful poetry and call to action.
Economics of sufficiency – Marsha Shenk answers new questions for a new economy. Her models reveal hidden dynamics: those that haven’t changed since the first human community, and beg for more skill, and those variables that do change, allowing for innovation.
The Story of Stuff created by activist and film maker Annie Leonard. With over 12 million on-line views, it is one of the most widely viewed environmental-themed short films of all time. Find out how stuff is made, where it goes and how it impacts us. Related films to view include The Story of Cosmetics, The Story of Bottled Water, The Story of Cap and Trade, The Story of Electronics, and most recently, The Story of Change.