The Economics of Happiness - Screening Update

We blogged about this film back in February and thanks to Social Innovation Sydney will now get a chance to see it.

The screening will be held at COFA on May 5, 2011 and will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Jon Dee of Planet Ark and Do Something & NSW Australian of the Year, Gareth Johnston of Live Local.

“Localization is about connection,” says Norberg-Hodge. “It is about re-establishing our interdependence with others as well as with the natural world around us. And this connection is fundamental to our very happiness.”

Watch the trailer here.

Tickets are $15 and available from Eventbrite

For more information please call Michelle on 0415 092 298 or email

Read a review by the Huffington Post

The Living Bath Mat

Do you like walking barefoot on grass?  We don't do it enough but there's something quite liberating about it and it instantly reconnects you to the Earth.
So imagine stepping straight out of your shower onto soft moss.  Gorgeous.

This brilliant bathroom mat designed by Nguyen La Chanh is made from imputrescible foam called plastazote.  It includes ball moss, island moss and forest moss and the humidity of the bathroom ensures that the mosses thrive.

It's the next best thing to an open air shower.  Buy here or perhaps grow your own?