Vida Dulce - Costa Rica Tops Happy Planet Index
Sep 22, 2009 05:51PM
The Central American winner led the 143 countries surveyed annually by Britain’s New Economics Foundation. Nine of the top 10 spots featured Latin American nations. Results also showed that the U.S. populace was greener and happier 20 years ago than it is today.
The study covers 99 percent of the world’s population. “We desperately need a new compass to guide us,” says Nic Marks, founder of the foundation’s center for well-being.