Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Planet Index

The index uses global data on life expectancyexperienced well-being and Ecological Footprint.
Each of these components is based on a separate measure:
Experienced well-being. 
If you want to know how well someone’s life is going, your best bet is to ask them directly. In this year’s HPI, experienced well-being is assessed using a question called the ‘Ladder of Life’ from the Gallup World Poll. This asks respondents to imagine a ladder, where 0 represents the worst possible life and 10 the best possible life, and report the step of the ladder they feel they currently stand on.
Life expectancy. 
Alongside experienced well-being, the HPI includes a universally important measure of health – life expectancy. We used life expectancy data from the 2011 UNDP Human Development Report
Ecological Footprint. 
The HPI uses the Ecological Footprint promoted by the environmental charity WWF as a measure of resource consumption. It is a per capita measure of the amount of land required to sustain a country’s consumption patterns, measured in terms of global hectares (g ha) which represent a hectare of land with average productive biocapacity.

 5 things to do everyday:
  1. Connections/Social-Network, 
  2. Curiosity/Learning, 
  3. Give/Compassion, 
  4. Activity/Exercise, 
  5. Notice/Aware

Check out the HPI poster

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