How to Conduct A Happiness Initiative and use the Happiness Index Happiness Leadership Training

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How to Conduct a Happiness Initiative & use the Happiness IndexHow to use this How To GuideThis guide sets out a plan for using the Happiness Index in your city, community, country or campus. The Happiness Index can also be used to measure the impact of an intervention, raise awareness, gather data for research, for clients, etc.This How To is not prescriptive be as creative or adaptive as fits your needs.A Few Ways To Use the Happiness IndexCompany to monitor impacts of interventions or tract employee satisfaction alongside productivity and other metrics. Project Managers to monitor outcomes of a project using the survey before and after.Nonprofits for awareness raising & engagement. Conduct a Happiness InitiativeORKnow your purpose Inspire conversation - revitalizing and reframing debate to provoke richer and broader local and national conversations about all of the components of progress.Use of a GNH Index by government and other decision makers - to encourage and support better local and national policies to build and sustain better lives for current and future generations.**Tip:start smallUsing the Happiness Index happycounts.orgStep 1: create your personal profile Step 2: create your groupStep 3: Invite people to your groupStep 4: Download your groups datayou can download data for your group once at least 5 people have taken your survey you get averages for domains & comparisons to all survey takersgroup resultsOption: Add your own questionsyou can add your own questions to the survey and gather results once at least 5 people have taken your surveyOption: Data dive allows you access to your data by demographics for domains or questions and the full data setAbout the GNH Index...Methodology for the Happiness Indexhttp://happycounts.org/for-researchers.htmlThe Happiness Initiative logo for you to use for your happiness initiative logo can be saved as image * Please keep your survey online indefinitely! Allowing people continual access to a personal assessment of their own well-being is an important aspect of the happiness movement Research: The survey can not be conducted in an exclusive manner or for commercial purposes. If you are seeking to conduct the survey for a research project, you must contact us first for permission, The survey may not be used for any commercial purpose*getting the word outA few words aboutBlog& other social mediaCommunity Meetings& just talking to people!Post-its + Pens + Pictures + Posting Do A Happy Post Projectsearch online: Mario Chomorro Happy Post ProjectRadio InterviewsMedia loves happinessBe clear on messageThe GNH Index is available in hard copy online to download *A ProclamationCity Council, Mayor, College Presidents issue proclamationsdraft language for a proclamation see below, the notes for this slide is helpful to your happiness initiativeso may others(Name of City, Campus or Organization) Happiness ProclamationWHEREAS, The Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed with unalienable rights among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and the happiness, or well-being, of citizens is of utmost importance to the ( ); andWHEREAS The United Nations resolution adopted July 19, 2011 Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development recognizes that the gross domestic product indicator by nature was not designed to and does not adequately reflect the happiness and well-being of people in a country and encourages additional measures that better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being;WHEREAS, ( ) understands that the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income, as stated by Simon Kuznets, who created the standard that became GDP;WHEREAS The idea of measuring peoples happiness or satisfaction with the way their lives are going is an important tool that will help to create a just, sustainable and resilient society; WHEREAS ( ) understands the importance of creating a broad assessment of the happiness of its (residents) (student body);WHEREAS The Happiness Alliances Happiness Index provide valuable data and information about the well-being and happiness of our (city) (campus); andWHEREAS, ( ) is known for its leadership and innovation in the continuing effort to promote the happiness of all peoples; andWHEREAS, The ( ) acknowledge our role and responsibility for the happiness and well-being of our community; NOW, THEREFORE, be it proclaimed by the ( ) The ( ) supports the concept of wider measures of well-being to guide public policy and allocation of resources.The ( ) encourages people and organizations to participate in The Happiness Index and encourages efforts to conduct a random sampling of our population to ensure representation of the population. The ( ) is looking forward to seeing the results of the Happiness Index. The ( ) encourages the commencement of local town meetings in town halls, community centers, and other public gathering spaces in neighborhoods, where our community revitalizes and reframes the debate and provokes richer broader conversation on a local and national level about subjective and objective metrics. The ( ) intends to consult the available Happiness Index data and reports on the issues and ideas raised our community at the town meetings and other activities exploring happiness and well-being. The ( ) will participate in the town meetings and support activities as is feasible to foster the exploration and conversation about sustainability, resilience, happiness and well-being. Signed on this day ______________________ at ________________________*DRAFT PRESS RELEASE This draft press release is provided as a suggestion only, and for your convenience. Each happiness initiatives press release will be different based on the circumstances and needs of the community. Issue your press release 72 and 24 hours prior to your event, and early in the morning so the journalists, radio talk show host, TV reporters and area bloggers get it first thing when they get in. You will need to collect their contact information prior to issuing your press release. Your press release is only as good as your contact information. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Day, Month, Numerical day, Year(PROJECT NAME) HAPPINESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES CONTACTS:Name, Title, Organization, Phone, EmailYOUR CITY OR TOWN NAMECan you measure happiness? (Your Project Name) thinks so. In association with (List project partners), it is releasing the first comprehensive survey of happiness in this region, as part of the (Name of your project). Need Statement: Use a quote from a local leader here about the need for the project. Here is the quote we used. Note about quotes: The most efficient way to get quotes is to interview the candidate, then derive a quote from the interview that they then can edit. You are less likely to get the quote you need if you simply ask for a quote stating the need, etc. "You get what you measure," says Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien. "For too long we've measured the wrong thingsGross Domestic Product doesn't tell us whether we have a good quality of life or a sustainable society. This survey, which includes nine domains of well-being, not just income,is a good way to start measuring the important things we care about, so we can actually achieve them."Project Description: Use a quote from your project lead or another person on your team. Were thrilled to take the lead in this exciting project, adds (Project Lead). We hope the (your area) Happiness Initiative leads to positive action for greater happiness, social justice, and both economic and environmental health. The Gross National Happiness Index is now online at (your website). Anyone may take the survey and receive an immediate evaluation of personal well-being for each of the ten domains of happiness identified by international researchers: psychological well-being; physical health; time balance; work experience, education; cultural vitality and access; social connection; good government; environmental quality and access to nature; and material well-being. The survey takes a holistic approach to well-being and asks poignant questions that allow reflection and insight. Motivation Quote. You can use this one from the Happiness Initiative, or supply your own from a community member. It takes about 12 minutes to complete, says Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of the Happiness Initiative, a national project. But youll find its worth the time because it really makes you think about your life and how to improve it. Its part of an exciting new effort to add quality of life and sustainability to our assessments of progress. Its being used in many countries now, but this is the first opportunity for Americans to take the survey. The results will be useful to individuals, organizations and policy makers who want to base their efforts to increase well-being on solid science and comprehensive information.Supporting Quote: This quote shows support from important organizations that are members of the team. The survey is critical for all of our actions to promote happiness and compassion for everyone in our region, adds Board Chairperson of (Name of an Organization) Name. We are delighted to support this vitally important project.To learn more and get involved with (project name) email (email address) sign up for timely updates and information on Twitter, (twitter account) or sign up for our newsletter at (newsletter sign up link). And take the survey now at: Your WebsiteBOILERPLATE HERE- about your organization. *DRAFT PRESS RELEASE This draft press release is provided as a suggestion only, and for your convenience. Each happiness initiatives press release will be different based on the circumstances and needs of the community. Issue your press release 72 and 24 hours prior to your event, and early in the morning so the journalists, radio talk show host, TV reporters and area bloggers get it first thing when they get in. You will need to collect their contact information prior to issuing your press release. Your press release is only as good as your contact information. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Day, Month, Numerical day, Year(PROJECT NAME) HAPPINESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES CONTACTSName, Title, Organization, Phone, EmailYOUR CITY OR TOWN NAMECan you measure happiness? (Your Project Name) thinks so. In association with (List project partners), it is releasing the first comprehensive survey of happiness in this region, as part of the (Name of your project). Need Statement: Use a quote from a local leader here about the need for the project. Here is the quote we used. Note about quotes: The most efficient way to get quotes is to interview the candidate, then derive a quote from the interview that they then can edit. You are less likely to get the quote you need if you simply ask for a quote stating the need, etc. "You get what you measure," says Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien. "For too long we've measured the wrong thingsGross Domestic Product doesn't tell us whether we have a good quality of life or a sustainable society. This survey, which includes nine domains of well-being, not just income,is a good way to start measuring the important things we care about, so we can actually achieve them.Project Description: Use a quote from your project lead or another person on your team. Were thrilled to take the lead in this exciting project, adds (Project Lead). We hope the (your area) Happiness Initiative leads to positive action for greater happiness, social justice, and both economic and environmental health. The Happiness Index is now online at (your website). Anyone may take the survey and receive an immediate evaluation of personal well-being for each of the ten domains of happiness identified by international researchers: psychological well-being; physical health; time balance; work experience, education; cultural vitality and access; social connection; good government; environmental quality and access to nature; and material well-being. The survey takes a holistic approach to well-being and asks poignant questions that allow reflection and insight. Motivation Quote. You can use this one from the Happiness Initiative, or supply your own from a community member. It takes about 12 minutes to complete, says Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of the National Happiness Alliance. But youll find its worth the time because it really makes you think about your life and how to improve it. Its part of an exciting new effort to add quality of life and sustainability to our assessments of progress. Its being used in many countries now, but this is the first opportunity for Americans to take the survey. The results will be useful to individuals, organizations and policy makers who want to base their efforts to increase well-being on solid science and comprehensive information.Supporting Quote: This quote shows support from important organizations that are members of the team. The survey is critical for all of our actions to promote happiness and compassion for everyone in our region, adds Board Chairperson of (Name of an Organization) Name. We are delighted to support this vitally important project.To learn more and get involved with (project name) email (email address) sign up for timely updates and information on Twitter, (twitter account) or sign up for our newsletter at (newsletter sign up link). And take the survey now at: Your WebsiteBOILERPLATE HERE- about your organization. # # #Draft language for your press release here also, for you to cut, paste and adopt for your Happiness Initiatives press releaseDRAFT PRESS RELEASE This draft press release is provided as a suggestion only, and for your convenience. Each happiness initiatives press release will be different based on the circumstances and needs of the community. Issue your press release 72 and 24 hours prior to your event, and early in the morning so the journalists, radio talk show host, TV reporters and area bloggers get it first thing when they get in. You will need to collect their contact information prior to issuing your press release. Your press release is only as good as your contact information. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Day, Month, Numerical day, Year(PROJECT NAME) HAPPINESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES CONTACTS:Name, Title, Organization, Phone, EmailYOUR CITY OR TOWN NAMECan you measure happiness? (Your Project Name) thinks so. In association with (List project partners), it is releasing the first comprehensive survey of happiness in this region, as part of the (Name of your project). Need Statement: Use a quote from a local leader here about the need for the project. Here is the quote we used. Note about quotes: The most efficient way to get quotes is to interview the candidate, then derive a quote from the interview that they then can edit. You are less likely to get the quote you need if you simply ask for a quote stating the need, etc. "You get what you measure," says Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien. "For too long we've measured the wrong things Domestic Product doesn't tell us whether we have a good quality of life or a sustainable society. This survey, which includes nine domains of well-being, not just income,is a good way to start measuring the important things we care about, so we can actually achieve them."Project Description: Use a quote from your project lead or another person on your team. Were thrilled to take the lead in this exciting project, adds (Project Lead). We hope the (your area) Happiness Initiative leads to positive action for greater happiness, social justice, and both economic and environmental health. The Happiness Index is now online at (your website). Anyone may take the survey and receive an immediate evaluation of personal well-being for each of the ten domains of happiness identified by international researchers: psychological well-being; physical health; time balance; work experience, education; cultural vitality and access; social connection; good government; environmental quality and access to nature; and material well-being. The survey takes a holistic approach to well-being and asks poignant questions that allow reflection and insight. Motivation Quote. You can use this one from the Happiness Initiative, or supply your own from a community member. It takes about 12 minutes to complete, says Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of the Happiness Alliance, a national project. But youll find its worth the time because it really makes you think about your life and how to improve it. Its part of an exciting new effort to add quality of life and sustainability to our assessments of progress. Its being used in many countries now, but this is the first opportunity for Americans to take the survey. The results will be useful to individuals, organizations and policy makers who want to base their efforts to increase well-being on solid science and comprehensive information.Supporting Quote: This quote shows support from important organizations that are members of the team. The survey is critical for all of our actions to promote happiness and compassion for everyone in our region, adds Board Chairperson of (Name of an Organization) Name. We are delighted to support this vitally important project.To learn more and get involved with (project name) email (email address) sign up for timely updates and information on Twitter, (twitter account) or sign up for our newsletter at (newsletter sign up link). And take the survey now at: Your WebsiteBOILERPLATE HERE- about your organization. # # #* Awareness raising can elicit negative press Fly high Issue a press release stating the purpose of your project, linking it to the importance of happiness for government, and the current status of society and the environment Write letters to the editor rather than directly to the reporter Camps you cant win in: Fly higher. As much as they may try to incite, keep to your purpose. A few words about negative pressThe survey can not be conducted in an exclusive manner or for commercial purposes. If you are seeking to conduct the survey for a research project, you must contact us first for permission, The survey may not be used for any commercial purposeSuggested donations:Small nonprofits, volunteer groups, student group -$100Small and med business, Campus - $200City, town, library etc, medium NGO - $300Large business or nonprofit please contact usWe will not refuse a referral code or unique URL to anybody because they can not pay*http://dabuttonfactory.com/ is one tool. There are many others, some that generate buttons with your unique URL already embedded. *Using the GNH Index Survey Email info @happycounts.org or go to happycounts.org/toolkits to get the how to for building a free website on weebly. *Showcaseswikiprogress.org/data/organization/happiness-alliance**stretch break*A few words aboutObjective MetricsTwo scenariosSubjective measure for environment highGHG emissions trending up, solid waste increasingPolicies & Programs may not be successful without incentives, educationSubjective measure for environment lowGHG emissions trending up, solid waste increasingGreater reliance on collaborations and partnerships may lead to higher success rates*Maryland GPIhttp://www.dnr.maryland.gov/mdgpi*On gathering data for objective indicators Use indicators already in place if you can. e.g. sustainability indicators, healthy community indicators, etc.Fewer is better. About 11 if you can. Work with organizations already gathering the data If no data is available for your region, note this rather than excluding the indicator as the unavailability of data is informativeA few waysHappiness Data has informed communities The Oromo Community Center gathered people to discuss their scores, which were between 17 27 points lower than the average, with 23 points lower in satisfaction with lie . They decided to address their sense of safety in the neighborhood by taking back their streets. They held monthly block parties to pick up trash and share food. The Vietnamese Friendship Association Youth Council scored about 10 points lower than the average in every domain. The youth decided to hold an event attended by over 200 people where youth were taught to make spring rolls. Local police came to dialogue with the youth. A spring roll eating contest topped off the day. *A health care organization used the GNH Index to understand the impact on employees of an intervention. Once a week for six weeks a group of employees attended a course on positive psychology and mindfulness training At the beginning, they scored lower in health than the average. By the end, their health scores went from 44 to 73 and they scored higher in all domains than the average. A Few Thoughts on Analyzing Happiness DataThe Camps:Comparisons Levels of Sufficiency2of sufficiencyLevels98 out of 10036 out of 10043 out of 10061 out of 10082 out of 10010 & above = happyeverything is awesomeWho gets to decide?90 & above = happyor not. issues with levels of sufficiency2gets to decideWhowhat is sufficient?what is enough?who has enough?Everybody over here is happy. 100%Planet is in decline.& what about this situation?Everybody over here is very unhappy.the DataComparingHow do these two compare?A fewHappiness DataStories Sense of belonging in community100 = very strong sense of community0 = no sense of communityYoung people are hurting when it comes to feeling a sense of community, but none of us are doing very well. I feel optimistic about my future Young people feel more optimistic about their future than older people, but no one completely agrees that they feel optimistic about their future. 100 = feel very optimistic0 = do not feel at all optimistic http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1006824100041*I feel safeHow often I volunteerMy sense of community Compared to younger people, older people volunteer more, feel safer and trust their neighbors more. Their sense of community increases too. My trust in neighborsAs we age, we volunteer our time and donate more. The data shows our satisfaction in life goes up too. Elders may be on to something. Volunteering or donating to a cause you believe in may improve your happiness.The data shows there is not much difference between full-time and part-time. However, not working outside the home can lead to unhappiness.Part-time workers have the most work-life balance, followed by volunteers, Homemakers and full-time workers about tie on work-life balance Unemployed people do things they enjoy more of the time than others. Overall, volunteers, part-time workers and homemakers are better off when measure satisfaction with life, feeling loved, satisfaction with work-life balance and spending time doing things we enjoy.Do you have to quit your job regain time balance?its a complex issueTruth isbut are not dataData can help usits what you do with it that mattersWe to do now that you have your data?WhatIssue your Happiness Report Cardreport your happiness indicator scoresonline, in printwith graphs, with stories examples: wikiprogress.org/data/organization/happiness-allianceEngagementSharing resultssparking conversationgathering feedbackTake ActionUse your data for projects Work with community organizations & groupsGather and share stories Often individuals are impacted by taking the Happiness Index:Gather their stories tooNextIterationsNow that you have conducted your Happiness Initiative, have your GNH data and taken action based on that data (sometimes that is conversations), how will you measure the impact of those actions? IterationsAbove all Remember:The Happiness Movement represents a big shift in thinking and being. It will take time. Its important to take care of your own happiness. ANDstart smallQuestions, Comments, info@happycounts.orgQuestions, Comments, Requestsemail info@happycounts.orgJoin the Happiness RevolutionUse the Gross National Happiness Indexfor your project in your area happycounts.org Know your purpose Inspire conversation - revitalizing and reframing debate to provoke richer and broader local and national conversations about all of the components of progress.Use of a GNH Index by government and other decision makers - to encourage and support better local and national policies to build and sustain better lives for current and future generations.**logo can be saved as image *Research: The survey can not be conducted in an exclusive manner or for commercial purposes. If you are seeking to conduct the survey for a research project, you must contact us first for permission, The survey may not be used for any commercial purpose*The GNH Index is available in hard copy online to download *(Name of City, Campus or Organization) Happiness ProclamationWHEREAS, The Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed with unalienable rights among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and the happiness, or well-being, of citizens is of utmost importance to the ( ); andWHEREAS The United Nations resolution adopted July 19, 2011 Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development recognizes that the gross domestic product indicator by nature was not designed to and does not adequately reflect the happiness and well-being of people in a country and encourages additional measures that better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being;WHEREAS, ( ) understands that the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income, as stated by Simon Kuznets, who created the standard that became GDP;WHEREAS The idea of measuring peoples happiness or satisfaction with the way their lives are going is an important tool that will help to create a just, sustainable and resilient society; WHEREAS ( ) understands the importance of creating a broad assessment of the happiness of its (residents) (student body);WHEREAS The Happiness Alliances Happiness Index provide valuable data and information about the well-being and happiness of our (city) (campus); andWHEREAS, ( ) is known for its leadership and innovation in the continuing effort to promote the happiness of all peoples; andWHEREAS, The ( ) acknowledge our role and responsibility for the happiness and well-being of our community; NOW, THEREFORE, be it proclaimed by the ( ) The ( ) supports the concept of wider measures of well-being to guide public policy and allocation of resources.The ( ) encourages people and organizations to participate in The Happiness Index and encourages efforts to conduct a random sampling of our population to ensure representation of the population. The ( ) is looking forward to seeing the results of the Happiness Index. The ( ) encourages the commencement of local town meetings in town halls, community centers, and other public gathering spaces in neighborhoods, where our community revitalizes and reframes the debate and provokes richer broader conversation on a local and national level about subjective and objective metrics. The ( ) intends to consult the available Happiness Index data and reports on the issues and ideas raised our community at the town meetings and other activities exploring happiness and well-being. The ( ) will participate in the town meetings and support activities as is feasible to foster the exploration and conversation about sustainability, resilience, happiness and well-being. Signed on this day ______________________ at ________________________*DRAFT PRESS RELEASE This draft press release is provided as a suggestion only, and for your convenience. Each happiness initiatives press release will be different based on the circumstances and needs of the community. Issue your press release 72 and 24 hours prior to your event, and early in the morning so the journalists, radio talk show host, TV reporters and area bloggers get it first thing when they get in. You will need to collect their contact information prior to issuing your press release. Your press release is only as good as your contact information. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Day, Month, Numerical day, Year(PROJECT NAME) HAPPINESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES CONTACTS:Name, Title, Organization, Phone, EmailYOUR CITY OR TOWN NAMECan you measure happiness? (Your Project Name) thinks so. In association with (List project partners), it is releasing the first comprehensive survey of happiness in this region, as part of the (Name of your project). Need Statement: Use a quote from a local leader here about the need for the project. Here is the quote we used. Note about quotes: The most efficient way to get quotes is to interview the candidate, then derive a quote from the interview that they then can edit. You are less likely to get the quote you need if you simply ask for a quote stating the need, etc. "You get what you measure," says Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien. "For too long we've measured the wrong thingsGross Domestic Product doesn't tell us whether we have a good quality of life or a sustainable society. This survey, which includes nine domains of well-being, not just income,is a good way to start measuring the important things we care about, so we can actually achieve them."Project Description: Use a quote from your project lead or another person on your team. Were thrilled to take the lead in this exciting project, adds (Project Lead). We hope the (your area) Happiness Initiative leads to positive action for greater happiness, social justice, and both economic and environmental health. The Gross National Happiness Index is now online at (your website). Anyone may take the survey and receive an immediate evaluation of personal well-being for each of the ten domains of happiness identified by international researchers: psychological well-being; physical health; time balance; work experience, education; cultural vitality and access; social connection; good government; environmental quality and access to nature; and material well-being. The survey takes a holistic approach to well-being and asks poignant questions that allow reflection and insight. Motivation Quote. You can use this one from the Happiness Initiative, or supply your own from a community member. It takes about 12 minutes to complete, says Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of the Happiness Initiative, a national project. But youll find its worth the time because it really makes you think about your life and how to improve it. Its part of an exciting new effort to add quality of life and sustainability to our assessments of progress. Its being used in many countries now, but this is the first opportunity for Americans to take the survey. The results will be useful to individuals, organizations and policy makers who want to base their efforts to increase well-being on solid science and comprehensive information.Supporting Quote: This quote shows support from important organizations that are members of the team. The survey is critical for all of our actions to promote happiness and compassion for everyone in our region, adds Board Chairperson of (Name of an Organization) Name. We are delighted to support this vitally important project.To learn more and get involved with (project name) email (email address) sign up for timely updates and information on Twitter, (twitter account) or sign up for our newsletter at (newsletter sign up link). And take the survey now at: Your WebsiteBOILERPLATE HERE- about your organization. *DRAFT PRESS RELEASE This draft press release is provided as a suggestion only, and for your convenience. Each happiness initiatives press release will be different based on the circumstances and needs of the community. Issue your press release 72 and 24 hours prior to your event, and early in the morning so the journalists, radio talk show host, TV reporters and area bloggers get it first thing when they get in. You will need to collect their contact information prior to issuing your press release. Your press release is only as good as your contact information. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Day, Month, Numerical day, Year(PROJECT NAME) HAPPINESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES CONTACTS:Name, Title, Organization, Phone, EmailYOUR CITY OR TOWN NAMECan you measure happiness? (Your Project Name) thinks so. In association with (List project partners), it is releasing the first comprehensive survey of happiness in this region, as part of the (Name of your project). Need Statement: Use a quote from a local leader here about the need for the project. Here is the quote we used. Note about quotes: The most efficient way to get quotes is to interview the candidate, then derive a quote from the interview that they then can edit. You are less likely to get the quote you need if you simply ask for a quote stating the need, etc. "You get what you measure," says Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien. "For too long we've measured the wrong things Domestic Product doesn't tell us whether we have a good quality of life or a sustainable society. This survey, which includes nine domains of well-being, not just income,is a good way to start measuring the important things we care about, so we can actually achieve them."Project Description: Use a quote from your project lead or another person on your team. Were thrilled to take the lead in this exciting project, adds (Project Lead). We hope the (your area) Happiness Initiative leads to positive action for greater happiness, social justice, and both economic and environmental health. The Happiness Index is now online at (your website). Anyone may take the survey and receive an immediate evaluation of personal well-being for each of the ten domains of happiness identified by international researchers: psychological well-being; physical health; time balance; work experience, education; cultural vitality and access; social connection; good government; environmental quality and access to nature; and material well-being. The survey takes a holistic approach to well-being and asks poignant questions that allow reflection and insight. Motivation Quote. You can use this one from the Happiness Initiative, or supply your own from a community member. It takes about 12 minutes to complete, says Laura Musikanski, Executive Director of the Happiness Alliance, a national project. But youll find its worth the time because it really makes you think about your life and how to improve it. Its part of an exciting new effort to add quality of life and sustainability to our assessments of progress. Its being used in many countries now, but this is the first opportunity for Americans to take the survey. The results will be useful to individuals, organizations and policy makers who want to base their efforts to increase well-being on solid science and comprehensive information.Supporting Quote: This quote shows support from important organizations that are members of the team. The survey is critical for all of our actions to promote happiness and compassion for everyone in our region, adds Board Chairperson of (Name of an Organization) Name. We are delighted to support this vitally important project.To learn more and get involved with (project name) email (email address) sign up for timely updates and information on Twitter, (twitter account) or sign up for our newsletter at (newsletter sign up link). And take the survey now at: Your WebsiteBOILERPLATE HERE- about your organization. # # #*The survey can not be conducted in an exclusive manner or for commercial purposes. If you are seeking to conduct the survey for a research project, you must contact us first for permission, The survey may not be used for any commercial purposeSuggested donations:Small nonprofits, volunteer groups, student group -$100Small and med business, Campus - $200City, town, library etc, medium NGO - $300Large business or nonprofit please contact usWe will not refuse a referral code or unique URL to anybody because they can not pay*http://dabuttonfactory.com/ is one tool. There are many others, some that generate buttons with your unique URL already embedded. *Email info @happycounts.org or go to happycounts.org/toolkits to get the how to for building a free website on weebly. ****Two scenariosSubjective measure for environment highGHG emissions trending up, solid waste increasingPolicies & Programs may not be successful without incentives, educationSubjective measure for environment lowGHG emissions trending up, solid waste increasingGreater reliance on collaborations and partnerships may lead to higher success rates*http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/mdgpi**http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1006824100041*