Sustainable happiness integrates research from positive psychology with sustainability. This means that we are not solely looking at an individual’s happiness and well-being in isolation from how the choices they make impact other people and the natural environment. Research from positive psychology has revealed a great deal about the benefits of positive emotions as well as measures we can take to increase our life satisfaction and enhance well-being.
We can choose to live in ways that contribute to well-being for all, sustainably.
Sustainable happiness is a fresh approach to happiness that invites reflection on sustainability issues coupled with opportunities to enhance our quality of life and contribute to individual, community, and global well-being.
"Sustainable Happiness is defined as happiness that contributes to individual, community and/or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment or future generations”
— Dr. Catherine O’Brien
Sustainable Happiness Passport
Earthvalues is proud to offer Sustainable Happiness to children across Canada through leaders guides and a Sustainable Happiness Passport:
This passport is available in English, French and Spanish.