Economics of happiness : how human scale is essential for solving our social and ecological problems = 幸福經濟學 : 全球視野下的在地行動

Streaming Media


Lingnan Gardeners, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University

Global University for Sustainability

Document Type

Public Lecture




6:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.


G02, Leung Kau Kui Building, Lingnan University


Policymakers, mainstream economists, and business leaders in the world have consistently pushed us in the direction of ever more growth, while ignoring the ecological destruction and spiritual poverty that have been the price of rampant consumerism. Helena Norberg-Hodge shared with the participants an alternative paradigm she called the 'economics of happiness'. Rather than attempting to solve every problem by 'growing the economy', we needed to focus instead on meeting real human and ecological needs through awakening to our spiritual ties to community and nature.

嶺南彩園與全球大學合作,邀請了Helena Norberg-Hodge教授從全球視野出發,為大家帶來關於幸福經濟學的另類實踐經驗。



Additional Information

Helena Norberg-Hodge is a world-renowned pioneer of the new economy movement. She has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for nearly forty years, which in 2012 earned her the prestigious Goi Peace Award. In Carl McDaniel's book Wisdom for a Liveable Planet, she was profiled as one of eight visionaries changing the world today. She is the producer of the award-winning film. The Economics of Happiness, and the author of Ancient Futures, and co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home and From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture.

Recommended Citation

Norberg-Hodge, H. (2015, September 10). Economics of happiness: How human scale is essential for solving our social and ecological problems = 幸福經濟學 : 全球視野下的在地行動 [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/ln_gardeners_videos/10