The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) holds vision of a world in which everyone’s wellbeing needs are met within the planet’s natural limits.
NOW is committed to holistic wellbeing. That a person’s wellbeing depends on the wellbeing of the community in which they live and work, while the wellbeing of their community depends on the wellbeing of society as a whole, and the long-term health of the natural world on which we all depend.
The work of NOW involves:
~ Developing networks, where people can connect, engage and find out more about wellbeing;
~ Supporting community wellbeing, through setting up projects and providing events and resources ;
~ Furthering the wellbeing agenda, by helping raise awareness about wellbeing as a key societal issue.
In tonight’s talk we will be welcoming members of NOW to talk about ways in which, as individuals and as part of our Glastonbury community, we can make a genuine and significant difference to the wellbeing of ourselves and one another, our local environment, and our world.
The History of NOW:
When original project founders, Nigel and Margaret Woodward, met with the well-known activist Satish Kumar, a spark of inspiration was shared from which the Network of Wellbeing (NOW) was officially born.
Nigel and Margaret felt that the concept of wellbeing offered something valuable, an idea which could positively influence policies and lifestyles, helping to ensure we live more sustainably within our planet’s natural limits. Satish shared their vision and endorsed it by becoming a NOW Trustee.
At the end of 2012, NOW formally started operations, hiring the first members of the team, and NOW have been building up their work ever since.
Joining us this evening will be Director of NOW, Roger Higman, and lawyer and Wellbeing Specialist, Chris Kerr.
Roger is passionately interested in creating a truly green, sustainable civilization in the UK and abroad.
Roger has over 25 years’ experience of campaigning on environmental issues, including locally nationally and internationally on issues as diverse as climate change, biodiversity, economics and society. As a Campaigns Director for Friends of the Earth, Roger was responsible for integrating the organisation’s messages on economics, justice and environmental limits in a coherent whole. Roger also teaches at Plymouth University and is a Director of the Flameworks Creative Arts Facility in Plymouth.
Chris believes that businesses need to take the lead and drive positive social change. Chris is an Executive at a law firm and was inspired to qualify as a Wellbeing Specialist having witnessed to many professionals suffering from poor wellbeing. These experiences and concerns alongside a passion for a better work and social environment for took Chris onto a path of exploration and wide study into the subject of well being. He works with NOW to help spread their crucial message.
Glastonbury PLG and NOW really welcome members of our Glastonbury community to come along tonight to listen and be involved with this fascinating and exciting presentation and discussion.
You can hear Roger and Steve interviewed by Steve Lee on Glastonbury FM in advance of the evening this Wednesday 9th at 5.15pm. http://www.glastonburyfm.co.uk or on local fm radio 107.1fm
Further reading: www.networkofwellbeing.org