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New WEAll Members, European Health Futures Forum (EHFF) and Feasta, have teamed up to deliver the Bridging the Gaps podcast series, which covers topics like:

• How best to measure wellbeing
• The politics of land
• Wealth distribution
• Diversity, both biological and cultural
• Blame, shame and compassion
• The role of digital technology in society

…..all in the context of a biosphere which is critically ill and in need of urgent care.

They recently put out a podcast episode: ‘Towards Wellbeing’, featuring David Somekh of EHFF interviewing Stewart Wallis, Chair of WEAll

The episode covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Reasons why a large majority of people consider the current economic system to be dysfunctional
  • Five basic things that people throughout the world say they need
  • Potential for Ireland to join the WEGo Partnership (which currently consists of Scotland, New Zealand, Wales and Iceland).

Watch the podcast episode (#6) and the rest of the EHFF & Feasta’s Bridging the Gaps podcast series, here.

Dr  Yannick Beaudoin is a WEAll Global Council member. He’s also Director General of the David Suzuki Foundation in Canada (a WEAll member organisation).

He recently appeared on cosmetics industry podcast EcoWell to discuss the wellbeing economy and how sustainability and alternative economic thinking apply to the cosmetics industry.

So, check out the original podcast here, or listen below:

During her recent book tour around Australia, WEAll Knowledge and Policy lead Katherine Trebeck participated in a panel event in Perth.

The discussion was recorded and recently released as a podcast by Perth-based RegenNarration.

The episode – ‘Arriving at a Wellbeing Economy’ – is described as follows:

“Recorded live in conversation with a full room at The Platform in Perth, a few days after the global climate strike and as the UN Climate Action Summit began. This event launched Katherine’s book, as part of a national tour around Australia in collaboration with the New Economy Network Australia.

While everyday economics has assumed all growth is good, the richest countries already have plenty of wealth and resources — they have ‘arrived’. The Economics of Arrival urges us to move from enlarging the economy to improving it, exploring the benefits this could bring for all, and how it can be done.

Importantly in this context, Aboriginal people in this country might well ask when they’ll have the opportunity to ‘arrive’. And with all we continue to learn about the sophistication of Aboriginal culture in Australia throughout millennia, what other narratives of ‘progress’ and development are available for us to share in?

Hot on the heels of the Wellbeing Budget in New Zealand, just the latest in a raft of key developments around the world, we explore how we change systems, stories and measures, to transition to an economy geared towards shared quality of life, rather than sheer quantity of stuff.”

Listen below and check out the original podcast page here.

WEAll Knowledge and Policy Lead Katherine Trebeck features in the latest episode of Policy Forum Pod, created by the Asia and Pacific Policy Society. She discusses the need for a wellbeing economy, her latest book ‘The Economics of Arrival’ (co-authored with Jeremy Williams), and what could be done differently by governments and society as a whole to deliver good lives.

Listen here:

Original link to podcast 

Last week’s edition of ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’, the podcast about ideas by Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd, focused on building wellbeing economies.

Looking at New Zealand’s recent wellbeing budget as well as what might be possible in the UK and elsewhere, the podcast included interviews with: New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson, Annie Quick of the New Economics Foundation (NEF), academic Bronwyn Hayward and former UK Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell. Annie and Bronwyn are both members of WEAll, and all contributors to the podcast give in-depth analyses of what’s needed to build a wellbeing economy. There’s an important discussion too about the need to distinguish between subjective and collective wellbeing, with Annie Quick in particular making a great case for system change and looking at root causes in all their complexity (we agree Annie!)

Listen here now (56 mins): https://play.acast.com/s/reasonstobecheerful/b9dd227d-a3f1-4f3a-b242-d4125bf7ebeb

WEAll’s Katherine Trebeck was a guest last week on the Futures of Work podcast, talking about the need to build a wellbeing economy, and her book The Economics of Arrival (co-authored with Jeremy Williams).

Listen here now:

In conjunction with the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, and Scotland’s Futures Forum, WEAll Scotland held a seminar on the idea of Scotland as a wellbeing economy.

The seminar was chaired by Gordon Lindhurst MSP, convener of the Committee, and featured a presentation from Dr Katherine Trebeck, Policy and Knowledge Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland, on the concept of and reasons for a wellbeing economy, and the work of WEAll Scotland.

Listen to this podcast to hear what happened at the seminar.

 

Other members of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland also participated, with Peter Kelly from the Poverty Alliance and Andrew Cave from Baillie Gifford providing perspectives on why their organisations are involved.

Read more here.

 

Photo credit: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

WEAll Member Circulous has launched an exciting new podcast focused on achieving a zero waste future – listen to the first episode here:

To truly understand the concept of zero waste, it’s essential that we dig into the current state of waste and waste management. In this, the first episode of Love Zero Waste, you’ll learn more about why the amount of waste is increasing every year, what happens with your waste after you chuck it and we introduce you to the 12…ish Rs of zero waste. We’ll even tap into the unknowns of “invisible waste”. You’ll meet Anna-Carin Gripwall, head of communication at the Swedish Waste Management Association (Avfall Sverige) and we’re paying a visit to Jochen Pach, head of projects and material flow management at Holding Graz Waste Management.

WEAll Youth co-founder Helene Schnelle recently appeared on the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things podcast. Listen here!

 

Helene is a university student studying change management with a focus on global issues.  She always had an interest in helping the world in a big way and soon she found an interest in being a part of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.  Helene and her friends started WeAll Youth on their campus and on Instagram to involve young people into creating change in their local environment and the world.  Hear how she’s working to build this movement one step at a time, why she encourages people to change their mindset to take a risk to go after what they’re passionate about, why young people see themselves as global citizens and how we can all help change the world in our own way by listening to this episode.

 

WEAll Knowledge and Policy Lead Katherine is a special guest on the latest podcast from The Rescope Project, talking about the need to build a wellbeing economy, and her forthcoming book ‘The Economics of Arrival: ideas for a grown up economy’.

Listen here, or check it out on Rescope Radio.

https://soundcloud.com/rescoperadio/029-launching-the-wellbeing-economy-alliance-with-research-director-dr-katherine-trebeck?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

WEAll Policy and Knowledge lead Katherine appears on the latest Politics Galore! podcast, talking wellbeing economies, and a little bit of Scottish politics.

In the latest episode of Local Bites, a great podcast produced by WEAll member Local Futures, they chatted with Diego Isabel La Moneda, WEAll Strategy and Connections lead.

Listen here now [12 minutes].