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What Happened with the SDGs? - June 2017
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Halcyon Impacts 15 July 2017

Please see below key Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-related developments during June 2017:

On Wellbeing Halcyon In Kal… 7 June 2016

Imagine that it were possible to measure well-being...at both the personal and wider societal levels.

The Well-Being Agenda from The School of Life on Vimeo.

On Happiness
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Halcyon In Kal… 26 April 2016

Recent studies suggest that one common factor can be found in the "happiest" 10% of people: the strength of their social relationships. Psychological research also seems to show that, as people get older, they generally become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.

Meanwhile, at the societal level, tools like The Happy Planet Index (see video below) measure the happiness of countries in relation to the amount of resources each one uses, while the Mappiness (see image) app beeps users once (or more) a day to ask how they're feeling, and a few basic things to control for: who they're with, where they are and what they're doing, and builds from this a barometer of societal mood.

On Biomimicry
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Halcyon In Kal… 18 April 2016

Visiting Luc Schuiten's Vegetal City exhibition in Brussels back in 2009 served as an eye-opening introduction to the potential that biomimicry might play in helping us design a sustainable future.

Many projects are already underway; some young architects are designing structures made completely out of living trees, while others are imagining how our great cities might return to their more natural state.

A related website tried to organise all biological information by function and asked the question - what we can we learn from this organism (e.g. any inventor, anywhere, at the moment of creation, could ask "how does nature remove salt from water?")

Halcyon Environment Headlines Halcyon Identifies 11 December 2015

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The now and the ancient, adjacent
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Halcyon Inspired 13 January 2014

Aurora Borealis glows in the sky above the Achavanich Stones in Caithness, Scotland, on the 9th January 2014.

Imagining a new future for nature Halcyon Imagines 15 October 2013

George Monbiot recently argued passionately and convincingly for "rewilding" our natural environment. Drawing upon new scientific discoveries, he laid out a new, positive environmentalism, in which nature is allowed to find its own way. By restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can repair the living planet, create ecosystems as profuse and captivating as any around the world, and bring wonder back into our lives.

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The greatest engine for creating wealth today is green business - Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems

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The global market for green businesses is estimated to reach 1 trillion dollars in the next five years - Christian Science Monitor

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Making this transformation could actually be fun. Electric cars are really very cool. Air-source heat pumps are great. But it's not going to be easy. We need to stop saying 'no' and starting saying 'yes' to some of these solutions - David Mackay http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/30/david-mckay-sustainab…

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