How can we create a truly happy society that recognizes the limits of the Earth yet does not cause social and economic instability? How can we measure true progress and happiness in society? To face these challenges head on, the Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society engages in activities such as research, publishing, informing public opinion, dialogue, and networking with the world.
Local Futures is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide. The emphasis is on education for action: moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives.
SELC cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. We provide essential legal tools - education, research, advice, and advocacy - so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a thriving community.