What makes a ‘good life’? And can we live good lives that don’t have to cost the earth? The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) and Eden Project Communities have run an online series of events exploring how to gain a deeper sense of meaning, purpose and genuine wellbeing from living in connection with nature and each other. This series has now finished, but you can see links to event recordings below + sign up for the following networking event, Together for the Planet.

Here at NOW, we have a vision of a world where everyone can thrive within the planet’s natural limits. Later this year people from all over the world will meet in Glasgow for COP26 to discuss how to tackle climate change. As COP26 approaches, we will be running a free series of events called Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? in partnership with Eden Project Communities.

The events in this series will be as follows:

Tuesday 28th September, 7.30-9pm: Series Launch – featuring Andrew Simms (Rapid Transition Alliance and editor of the book, Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth), Teresa Belton (author of Happier People, Healthier Planet) and Emma Tolley (The Eden Project) and Mukti Mitchell (Carbon Savvy UK).

This event has now happened. Watch the recording here >>

Tuesday 12th October, 7.30-9pm: Exploring the Power of Community – featuring Nicola Round (Adfree Cities), Judy Ling Wong CBE (Black Environment Network), Fiona Dear (Great Big Green Week) and Chris Hellawell (Edinburgh Tool Library), and in partnership with Leeds Festival of Kindness, Compassion and Wellbeing.

This event has also now happened. Watch the recording here >>

Tuesday 26th October, 7.30-9pm: System Change, Not Climate Change – featuring Nic Marks (thought leader, who worked on the Happy Planet Index), Ali Skeats (Cool Earth) and Amanda Janoo (Wellbeing Economy Alliance, WeAll).

This event has now happened. Watch the recording here >>

This series is being followed by an interactive networking event, Together for the Planet >>

We hope you will join us at our free events and / or enjoy watching the recordings!

The title of this event series was also / originally a book, edited by Andrew Simms and Joe Smith