Catherine O'Brien, Teaching a University Course in Sustainable Happiness, The Solutions Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2012, Pages 125-128 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/teaching-a-university-course-in-sustainable-happiness/) Abstract: Can tenth-grade Inuit students in Repulse Bay (Nunavut, Canada) teach the world governments something about ways to measure progress? In a recent classroom project taken from Sustainable Happiness and Health Education Teacher’s Guide, these students created a video celebrating what makes them happy: fresh air, spending time with family and friends, sports, home, a peaceful place, ice hockey, listening to music, square dancing, and loving someone, something, or yourself. It’s an important lesson for world leaders considering ways to measure progress other than traditional financial indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP). While some might think that happiness is too lightweight to merit serious attention, others have recognized that it is a vital link to sustainability. Sustainable happiness—which I define as happiness that contributes to individual, community, and/or global well-being without exploiting other people, the environment, or future … Topics: Education; Quality of Life; Youth