Speaking Event: Take Back Your Time Day
COME CELEBRATE THE 11TH ANNUAL
TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY*
Reduced Work Hours: The Key to
Gross National Happiness
PROMOTING AND MEASURING WELL-BEING
What is the intersection between reduced working hours at a living wage and happiness? Come hear why shorter working hours—especially in rich countries like the United States—are key to happiness, health and long-term sustainability. The United States, with the longest working hours in the industrial world, scores far below northern European nations in calculations of leisure time, longevity and overall health, while having an ecological footprint nearly twice as large. If the U.S. is the poster child for overwork in the world, Silicon Valley is the epicenter.
Film Maker – John De Graaf - Executive Director of TAKE BACK YOUR TIME, an organization challenging time poverty and overwork in the U.S. and Canada. A recipient of more than 100 regional, national, and international awards for filmmaking. After John’s recent visit to Bhutan, the home of the UN-approved GNH indicators of human well-being, he co-authored the Bhutan report on GNH to the U.N.
Author – John De Graaf - His life’s work focuses on issues of overwork and over-consumption in America. Editor of "Take Back Your Time" and co-author of the best-selling "Affluenza” and most recently published “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?” With the economic goal of the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run, John will have copies available of this best-seller.
*Take Back Your Time Day is held in October each year because the average European works 2-3 months less than the average American.