Last week Peter Joseph (creator of Zeitgeist) and Melanie St.James (The Global Summit instigator) explored the BIG picture of our social and economic systems.

Now, Stage One of 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) begins with the global happiness movement’s Laura  Musikanski and collaboration social scientist, Jazz Rasool.   Join us and experience the full 7 stages. 

WEEK 2/ 4 – Thursday, July 26 @ 10:30 PST/ 6:30pm GMT London RSVP HERE  / JOIN HERE

7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) – Stage 1: Build a team around your ideal future.   

Featuring special guests, Laura Musikanski (Happiness Initiative) & John Boswell (GetaVision) and their exemplary Co-Creation with Compassionate Action Network to elevate the Global Happiness and Well-being Movement.

Four years ago, Karen Armstrong made a wish for a compassionate charter, and since then Compassionate Action Network (CAN) has been working with cities, organizations and people across the US and globe to make that wish come true.  Last year, the United Nations issued a resolution urging governments to use Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product as a guide, and the Happiness Initiative (HI)  is working with cities, organizations and people too measure happiness. With the HI index as a tool to measure compassion, GetaVision is demonstrating how to connect the dots, collaborate and bring about a better present and future for us all. Learn about these organizations, how you can use these tools and how you can become part of the global movement for compassion, happiness and love for all.


Laura Musikanski, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Happiness Initiative. Prior to joining the Happiness Initiative, Laura served as  Executive Director of Sustainable Seattle, and before that she was the Sustainability Director for a medium sized (90M a year) environmental consulting firm and an entrepreneur and small business owner for 18 years.

She taught at the UW MBA program as well as for professional training programs. Laura is a lawyer with an MBA and certificates in Environmental Management and Environmental Law and Regulations from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Balaton Group, and has published articles in YES, Earth Island
Institute, CSRWire, Mom’s Rising and The Progressive.


4 THURSDAYS @ 10:30AM PST/ 6:30PM GMT/London – July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9.

How is The Global Summit a catalyst for collaboration throughout the year?

The Global Summit delivers a road-map for action called 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS), empowering community-led solutions from the ground up. 

Join host, Melanie St.James in collaboration with Jazz Rasool, Local Host Partner, GlobalNet21‘s Learning Co-ordinator.

Shared strategy = collaboration & measurable results 365 days a year.

Stages 1-3: What we do in and with our communities

Stages 4-6: What we do together at The Global Summit 

Stage 7: THE CULMINATION: Deepen Impact & Thrive

Join us next week for the Earth’s Lawyer, Polly Higgins in London and Dr. Suad Sulaiman from the Sudan