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 ran 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 – and found that Good Lives definitely don’t have to cost the earth!


Whilst this event series has now finished, you can catch the highlights in this summary video shared as part of the Festival of Discovery:



The events welcomed a whole host of wonderful and inspiring speakers including:

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).

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.

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).


We look forward to continuing to explore these topics, and working together in partnership with groups such as Eden Project Communities. Please keep in touch to stay posted on future upcoming events and activities! You can also join the conversation using #GoodLivesEarth.