Kermit the Frog and LEED-certified buildings aren’t the only ones focused on being green.
The Happiness Institute is hosting a night of free movies, food and discussions centered on two short films.
Located next to Rebel at 1720 Market, The Happiness Institution’s Mission
Statement Question is “What can we do to support each other in exploring and expanding personal and collective happiness?”
We learned from FunCheapSF that to work toward that question in a sustainable way, they are showing 2 films:
The Next Industrial Revolution (55 mins)
“McDonough and Braungart work with corporations with over half a trillion dollars in annual sales, companies like Ford and Nike, to redesign buildings, processes, and products to work according to nature’s rules.”
Who Killed Economic Growth (6 mins)
“Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute updates the early optimism of ‘The Next Industrial Revolution’ by proposing a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits.”
As the old Jimmy Soul song goes…
“If you want to be happy for the rest of your night
Never have a boring moment in sight
Take my personal point of view
Get a movie night to marry you”
Or something like that. We might be confusing a word or two.
Either way, enjoy the films. Walk, ride your bike or take Muni to get there. Then treat yourself to green tea ice cream.