For World Localization Day 2022, Local Futures and localization allies around the world continued to build a movement and increase visibility of the countless grassroots initiatives building a better world. 90 WLD events took place on six continents. Local Futures produced and released a new 50-minute film, Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution, highlighting dozens of voices from the movement.

Bhoomi College students celebrate World Localization Day in Bangalore, India
University of Kassel students tour an organic market garden in Witzenhausen, Germany

Global events

Events took place in Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, East Africa (region-wide), France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Jersey (Great Britain), Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Event organizers:

60 Plus Climate Action · Alexandria Library · Alianza para un Futuro Local · All Together NOW Pennsylvania · Alter Nativa Brdárka · AMPLIFY Girls · Backstein Bakery Leipzig · BALE (Building a Local Economy) · Bangalore Creative Circus · Bhoomi College · Bioecon · Cape Town TV · Chaegchaeg · Cinema Odeon Firenze · Communities for Future · Comune Info · Cooperativa Los Higuerones · Crop Swap Cygnet & Surrounds Tasmania · CUKETA o.z. · De La Raiz Vegan Kitchen and Takeaway · Deccan Development Society · Department for Sustainable Development and Climate Protection City of Leipzig · dJED Foundation · Druživa, o.z. · ECOLISE · EcoResolution · EcoUni · El Colectivo Regional de Educación Comunitaria SISQA - PUNO · Elevate · FarmerJawn · Fibershed · Flourishing Diversity · Food Forest Abundance · Fridays for Future Italia · Gärtnerei Belgershain · German Waldorf Students Board · Global Ecovillage Network Japan · Global Ecovillage Network Netherlands · Greenhorns · Grow Local Greenwood Lake · Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights · Holotropia · Indian Multiversities Alliance · Inga Kerber · Institute for Ecological Civilization Korea (EcoCiv) at Hanshin University (한신대학교 생태문명원) · Institute of Wellbeing · Japan Workers' Co-operative Union · Julay Ladakh · Kalpavriksh · Khoj Society for People's Education (Pakistan) · Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Philippine Peasant Movement or KMP) · Lerab Ling · Living Lightly Locally · Local Futures Ladakh · Lokaltextil · Loretto Link Cooperative Economics Working Group · NESI: de Nueva Economía e Innovación Social · New Economy Network Australia · Nhật Anh Trần (Kiara Unseen) · Norlane Community Initiatives · NPO Greenz · Núcleo Muda · Oceans & Flow · Odd Meter Coffee · PAN Asia Pacific · Paul and Konomi's Garden · Permaculture Education Institute · Plymouth Radical Cinema · Podere Montisi · Prakriya Green Wisdom School · Project Origens - como tudo começa... · Public Private Party · REconomistas Community of Practice · REconomy Project · Ruka Mágica · RURALIS, Association for Rural Regenerative Development · Schatzy's Homemade and Homegrown · SCOOP, The Sustainable Cooperative · Seven Generations Japan · Shashe Smallholder Farmer Organisation (SFO) · Sierra Club Pennsylvania · Sloth Club · Smithereen Farm · Social Climate · Solidarité Rurale · Suma Yapu · Swaraj University · Systems Change Alliance · Terra Nuova · The Austral Garden Route Cooperative · The Climate Hub · The Farm · Transforming Rural India Foundation · Transition Japan · Triptych · Uferleben · Universität Kassel, Fachbereich Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften · Vikalp Sangam · WERTvoll · White River Time Exchange · World Farmers Markets Coalition · Yaadhum Community · YoCo, York Central Co-Owned · ZIMSOFF

The Zimbabwe Smallholder Farmers' Forum World Localization Day event highlighted the diversity of traditional crops, as well as traditional 7-days beer, drumming, dancing, and Thanksgiving for the year's harvest.
Asociación Aymara Suma Yapu in Peru organized a native seeds exhibition, as well as an "encounter of ancestral knowledge and tastes" where wise grandmothers shared local delicacies from the land.

Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution

Across the world, a quiet revolution is emerging.

Away from the screens of the mainstream media, the crude ‘bigger is better’ narrative that has dominated economic thinking for centuries is being challenged. As people work to protect and restore their local economies, their communities and the natural world, countless diverse initiatives are demonstrating a new path forward for humanity. It’s a path that localizes rather than globalizes, connects rather than separates, and shows us that human beings need not be the problem – we can be the solution.

Featuring activists from every continent alongside figures like Russell Brand, Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Naomi Klein, Jane Goodall and Gabor Maté, Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution is a timely and compelling call to action.