The Seattle Area Happiness Initiative was the first project of the Happiness Alliance. It uses the Gross National Happiness Index to gather data for the Seattle area and worldwide. The report includes subjective (survey-based) and objective indicators. It was released in 2011 to the Seattle City Council and used to inform budgeting decisions. The Gross National Happiness Index is directly inspired by Bhutan and was first issued as Sustainable Seattle's fifth set of sustainability indicators in 2010 for use by communities, cities, campuses and companies worldwide.