John de Graaf is a documentary filmmaker who has produced more than a dozen prime-time national PBS specials & the namesake of the â€œJohn de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Awardâ€ presented each year at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in California. He is the Executive Director of â€œTake Back Your Timeâ€ (www.takebackyourtime.org/), co-founder of â€œThe Happiness Initiativeâ€ (www.happycounts.org), co-author of the books â€œAffluenzaâ€ & â€œWhatâ€™s the Economy for, Anyway?â€ (tinyurl.com/yd4yzo5e) & has taught for the Evergreen State College, the University of Washington, & Boston Universityâ€™s Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Concerning well-being, De Graaf has served as an advisor to the government of Bhutan as it development its Gross National Happiness project proposal for the United Nations & is also the Senior Well-Being Advisor for Earth Economics, a nonprofit ecosystem services organization. His work & speaking engagements involve exploration of the intersection of happiness, work-life balance, consumerism, health & sustainability. John De Graafâ€™s latest project, â€œAnd Beaty For Allâ€ (scorai.org/beauty/), aims to unite cities & rural areas, conservatives & liberals, to restore & preserve land.
Find more info on John de Graaf atÂ www.johndegraaf.com/
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