What if we defined economic success not by the money we spent and the goods we consumed, but by the quality of life we create? The Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) does exactly that. From the costs of crime, pollution, commuting and inequality, to the value of education, volunteer work, leisure time and infrastructure, the GPI helps us understand the true impacts of our policies so we can create the sustainable economy that we want.
Did you know that Maryland and Vermont have adopted the GPI at the state level? Join IPS’ Genuine Progress Project to hear about the role grassroots groups and activists are playing in these states and beyond to support alternative economic measures. We’ll hear stories from Massachusetts, Maryland, the mid-Atlantic Transition hub, and Vermont, and consider how our own states can continue—or begin—to measure what matters.