Local Futures - Helena Norberg-Hodge

The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization. To read more about the film, visit: localfutures

Also available for free download is our 74-page Discussion Guide and Companion to the film, a resource designed for student use and informal discussion groups. It follows the film, chapter by chapter, expanding on the arguments and pointing to a wealth of new resources for further learning, reflection and action. To download the pdf, go to: read here

World Localization Day 2020 - Webinar 3

During this 75 minute webinar, we addressed localization as a strategy for systemic change through a Q&A format with:

Charles Eisenstein - Writer and speaker, USA
Zach Bush - Physician, human & ecological health educator, USA
Alnoor Ladha - The Rules.org, Costa Rica
Devita Davison - FoodLab Detroit, USA
Helena Norberg-Hodge - Director, Local Futures, Australia
Moderated by Henry Coleman

This webinar took place in connection with World Localization Day, June 21, 2020. This event included a chorus of 100 voices from across the world speaking on localization, including messages from Russell Brand, Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Joanna Macy, Adebayo Akomolafe, Manish Jain, and Pat McCabe to name a few. You can watch the program here - https://www.worldlocalizationday.org.