What can I do?

We believe that being happy is good for everyone and that promoting human happiness does not need to be at odds with creating a sustainable future. There is a role for everyone in working towards a happier planet.

Do your own personal HPI

We've built this personal Happy Planet Index test to help you reflect on how you can create your own "good life that doesn't cost the earth". It only takes 5 minutes to complete the test. Once completed we'll send you a personalised report packed with insights.

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Consider what really makes life worth living

A good way of defining waste is the use of planetary resources that don’t improve quality of life. Instead of environmental effectiveness being based on the restrictive view that we should simply ‘use less’,” we should instead ‘use well’. This offers the intersection of environmentalism and human aspiration.

To what extent do we – as individuals and as a culture – prioritise what really makes life worth living? 

How many resources are we wasting – both as individuals and as a culture – on things that don’t even improve our lives? If we made a rule of targeting resources only at things that delivered quality of life, we would end up automatically saving the planet.”

Colin Beavan, No Impact Man, February 2009

Get optimistic

“This decade is a moment of choice unlike any we have ever lived. All of us alive right now share that responsibility and that opportunity. There are many changes to make over the next 10 years, and each of us will take different steps along the way.

But all of us start the transformation in one place, our mindset.

Faced with today’s facts, we can be indifferent, do nothing and hope the problem goes away. We can despair and plunge into paralysis, or we can become stubborn optimists with a fierce conviction that no matter how difficult, we must and we can rise to the challenge.”

Christiana Figueres, Convenor of the 2015 Paris Agreement, October 2020

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