excerpt from GNH website – full article
On June 1 – 4, 2010 the first conference/workshop for The US branch of the Gross National Happiness (GNH) movement was held at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. The conference provided; inspirational speakers, the latest in GNH research, introductions to GNH concepts, practical steps for implementation in Vermont, and action-oriented workshops. The conference introduced us all to increased understanding of the use of economic and social indicators for well-being in Vermont and other places and creates the opportunity to take the first steps to implementation in our businesses, towns and state and local governments. The conference was also the kick-off for GNHUSA, the national movement to spread the understanding of GNH and encourage utilization of GNH concepts across the USA and we had representatives from Seattle, WA; Santa Cruz, CA; Jackson Hole, WY; and New Mexico as well as attendees from South Africa, Bangladesh, Singapore, Brazil, Denmark, Bhutan, and Canada.