6 Minute English - Looking for utopia

Rob and Georgina talk about how to create a happy place.

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Hello, this is 6 Minute English from BBC learning English on Road in this program with looking for Utopia a place where everyone lives together in harmony. Does that kind of place exists rope to create a happy place where everyone is cared for an Opie goes without let me know if you find it and I'll head that straight away is trying to be like that to them. We going to be finding out what they doing with the help of some donuts. But first Georgina, I have a perfect question for you according to the 2020 United Nations World happiness report, which country is the world's happiest. Is it a Finland be Singapore or see Austria?

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Okay, Georgina. I'll tell you if you are right or wrong later on. Anyway, let's get back to Amsterdam a city that's doing its best to use creative ideas to be sustainable. That's why I and it's using the concept of a ring. Do not to use as a model for its sustainability Economist Kate raworth who we will hear from shortly describes this as a picture of 21st century prosperity for Humanity ring donut. The idea is not to leave anyone in the hole in the middle folding shorts on the essentials of Life. At the same time not going beyond the outer ring because their we put so much pressure on our planet re-home it can cause climate change is titrated with speaking on the BBC World Service program people fixing the world talkin about how I'm sterdam is trying to fit into this do not approach.

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Bounce down to start with the goal of saying we want to be thriving inclusive regenerative City for all residents while respecting planetary boundaries. That's like saying we want all city to live in the donut and that changes how you build you. Don't bring in more new raw materials from across the other side of the world you say right? How do we reuse the construction materials that are already enough to see the new building? How do we change the way the people travel? Stop talking very different questions from the outdated eaten right mindset that they were too it was full.

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Interesting stuff from Kate raworth are the people of Amsterdam all trying to live with in the donut there rain is to live and look after each other without harming the planet. It's a big I thought they want that City to be thriving so growing I'm being successful inclusive including everyone. I hope you're up to achieve Escape talked about using locally-sourced materials for building and think about how people traveled around basically making it a sustainable City people thinking differently and not doing things in the same way. They've always been done. It involves changing the way people think we'll than mine set outfits that they're not Moto. It's the making of recycled jeans. The people fixing the well program visited a company with old jeans were mixed with new organic cotton to make new ones.

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New ones might not be affordable for everyone, but they do reduce cotton production and the use of chemicals and water the process creates jobs to song CEO of Mudd jeans. Listen to why he tries to work within that they're not Moto

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If you take the donuts because of me and you see the inside of the circles if you break that boundary mystery people and you have people making your jeans but they don't have any Social Security or any Liberty or any medical care of those kind of things. You will never be able to make nice teacher and has to become human again, making clothing benefits of the donut economy by treating people fairly and with respect. The opposite is to mistreat. He thinks they should have things such as Social Security a payment system by governments that helps people live a reasonable life without being human. He doesn't just mean beating a person but being someone with compassion feelings and respect for others from the donut. Hopefully, this will lead to a happier City and Country Personnel. What is the happiest country in the world Georgina?

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According to the 2020 United Nations World happiness report which country has been named the world's happiest and I said Finland, come on make me happy and tell me I'm right well happily you are correct. Well done. Finland is top of the list for the third year in a row with them are coming in second thoughts before you head off that we need to recap some of the vocabulary. We've discussed today growing and successful as inclusive means including everyone and treating them equally to mistreat someone is to treat them badly or cruelly and social security system by governments that helps people live a reasonable life.

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