ABOUT THIS PROJECT
“A Million Ways to a Happier
World” will be a crowd & open sourced digital project to gather and spread 1 million
ideas to make the world a happier place.
We aim to produce a
collaborative e-book co-authored by 1,000,000 people from around the globe. Based
on the idea that spreading happiness is a spark for social change, this free
and open-source document will serve as a powerful record of human happiness. It
will be a tool for entrepreneurs, companies, governments, and leaders to
promote happiness among their own communities.
Through the funds raised in
this Kickstarter campaign, we hope to reach three specific goals:
To design and
build a digital platform to collect 1,000,000 ideas from around the world.
To design and
share a digital book with collected ideas.
To produce 600 printed book, containing some of these ideas, portraits, and illustrations. Some books will be donated to public schools around the world. Others will be given out to our supporters on
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
We believe in
the power of ideas, especially those ideas that can make the world a happier
place. We also believe that happiness is contagious and can inspire, empower
and unite people across countries.
happiness can be shared universally, it cannot be defined universally.
Everybody has his own personal source of happiness and finds it in a different
With this in
mind, we ask one simple question: What would you do to make this world a
HOW WE’LL START:
launching this project at TEDxNewHaven, a conference on “The Art and Science of
Happiness.” At the event, we’ll ask participants a simple question: What is
your idea to make the world a happier place?
photographer Danielle Levitt will take a portrait of each person. The
individual’s idea for a happier world will be recorded, along with his or her
name, profession and nationality. Finally, illustrators Justin Gabbard and
Andre De Loba will provide a visual interpretation of each idea.
By the end of the day,
we will have gathered over 150 ideas and portraits. These ideas will start us
on the road to “A Million Ways to a Happier World.”
WHO'S BEHIND THIS PROJECT:
This project is the
brainchild of Mario Chamorro (Happy Post), Sunnie Jaye Tölle (The HappyHap Project) Carlos Perez (Agency Heart),
Daniel Roversi & Daniel Arenas.
Mario is the founder of the
Happy Post Project, a social movement to spread happiness.
Sunnie is a student at
Yale University where she founded The HappyHap Project, a
student organization that undertakes creative initiatives to promote a
more optimistic campus.
Carlos is the founder and executive
creative director at Agency Heart, a recently formed digital advertising agency
that believes in the interdependence of business and social
Daniel comes to the project
with 16 years of production experience in photography, audio, video and digital
mediums. His last Kickstarter project in association with Mark Mann, was successfully funded with the
help of 211 backers.
Daniel Arenas is a passionate
visual artist and graphic designer with more than 10 years of experience.
Driven by friendship,
passion and creativity, we are eager to find a million ways to make this
world a happier place together with you and 999’994 others.