Mon Ami

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"Mon Ami" is an independent and voluntary think-and-do initiative which is scientifically based and especially inspired by professionals and researchers.

We challenge mainstream modes of living and in different ways we seek the answer to the question: How can we pursue happiness in a sustainable way?

We present and draw on the latest research in psychology, sustainability, sociology, economics, and beyond. We aim to inspire diverse discussions and actions to promote a way of life characterized by Sustainable Well-Being. We represent an innovative and passionate platform for practical ideas and solutions that enables individuals to get involved in creating and pursuing a life that is both sustainable and characterised by happiness and well-being. 

Certainly we want to influence policies, yet we are not affiliated with any political party. We encourage everyone’s participation and co-creation, from all parts of society.

We promote the increase in well-being based on the interconnectedness between people and the planet. With your help we can enhance Sustainable Well-Being in your life, community and in the world.

This website offers a platform for the expression of differing ideas and opinions and therefore contains texts and discussions expressing opinions which do not necessarily reflect the ideas of everyone else.

Our Aims

Sustainable Well-Being is based on the two scientific areas of sustainability and well-being. The two fields separately aim to increase well-being; together they can strengthen this aim. Our aims involve:

  • Enhancing awareness of the pursuit of happiness and its diverse impact on the individual, others and nature

  • Being informed by You about happiness by discussing holistic paths to well-being 

  • Enhancing interconnected well-being by facilitating the awareness and conditions that help people pursue Sustainable Well-Being

Our Objectives

  • Good quality employment opportunities available to everyone
  • Conditions which enable business success, economic growth and investment
  • Education and training opportunities which build the skills and capacity of the population
  • Conditions and services which engender good health
  • Safety and security for people and property
  • Vibrant communities which participate indecision making
  • Culture, leisure and recreation (CLR) available to all
  • Local needs met locally
  • A transport network which maximises access whilst minimizing detrimental impacts
  • A quality built environment and efficient land use patterns that make good use of derelict sites, minimise travel and promote balanced development
  • Quality housing available to everyone
  • A biodiverse and attractive natural environment
  • Minimal pollution levels
  • Minimal greenhouse gas emissions and a managed response to the effects of climate change
  • Prudent and efficient use of energy and natural resources with minimal production of waste