HIP in the 253 Tacoma-Pierce County Happiness Initiative
Hello 253! You know who you are.
We are Chiara Wood and Kate Stirling~Founders of the Happiness Initiative Project ~ Tacoma/Pierce County. Although we’ve been interested in and following the progress of The Happiness Initiative in other parts of the country and world for quite some time, we’ve come together now to promote an economy of Well~Being in our own community. In August 2012, we became official Happiness Index Trainers after participating in the first training by The Happiness Initiative in Seattle. HIPinthe253! is now part of a national and global Happiness movement!
Why does this matter, you ask? It is our desire to promote community awareness, enthusiasm, and demand for using the Happiness Initiative Project survey to measure local strengths and concerns of the people who live and work in Tacoma/Pierce County. It is our intention to gather the data from as many diverse segments of our community as possible. With this analyzed data, we hope to encourage policy makers toward positive change based on a New Economy Of Well~Being.