Tag Archive for 'quality of life'

Guernsey charity provides financial assistance to Vietnamese village

November 22nd, 2012 by An Vien Village Charitable Trust

The An Vien Village Charitable Trust works in Vietnam. All the funds raised by the Charitable Trust go to help the people of An Vien village. No funds are spent on charity administration. Some of the Charitable Trust’s achievements include 48 village children recommended by the village school, receiving educational sponsorship since 2003. The Charitable […]

You control climate change

March 12th, 2011 by European Commission You Control Climate Change campaign

The EU has a simple message that everyone of us has the ability to help control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our society uses copious quantities of fossil fuel energy.  Much of that energy is wasted.  We can all take measures to reduce the waste and we don’t have to wait to do it. We […]

Nic Marks of the New Economics Foundation gives a TED presentation on ‘The Happy Planet Index’

January 18th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Nic Marks is a fellow of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) fellow and founder of the Centre for Well-being. “Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product …… counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to […]

Walk places, meet people, and build social capital

December 10th, 2010 by Springer Science and Business Media

Study shows that living in a walkable neighborhood enhances an individual’s quality of life. People who live in walkable communities are more civically involved and have greater levels of trust than those who live in less walkable neighborhoods. And this increase in so-called ‘social capital’ is associated with higher quality of life, according to Shannon […]