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Speaker to address "Happiness, Time, and Sustainability" Thursday

October  15, 2013

"Happiness, Time, and Sustainability: Lessons from Bhutan" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Hanson 102 by John De Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time.

Take Back Your Time is an initiative to challenge the "epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment."

He is co-author of "Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic and What's the Economy For Anyway?"

De Graaf has worked with KCTS-TV, the Seattle PBS affiliate, for 24 years, as an independent producer of television documentaries. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast in Prime Time nationally on PBS. He is also the recipient of more than 100 regional, national and international awards for film-making, including three Emmy awards.

He is also a member of the steering committee for the Simplicity Forum, a national think tank for the Voluntary Simplicity movement. He is a member of the Balaton Group on International Sustainability, which meets annually in Hungary, and a member of the steering committee of the Forum on Social Wealth.

Sam Schlouch
Director, Public Relations and Arts Promotion
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu