Find below a wide variety of exciting online and in-person events to celebrate World Localization Day 2024. From film screenings, community gatherings, inspiring forums, and many others. If you're located in Japan, check out also The Caravan of Hope programme, where multiple events with a focus on local are planned throughout the month of June all over Japan.
More events to be added soon!

In-person events

Caravan of Hope Japan
2-28 June - Japan

The Caravan of Hope - Anja Light, a founding member of The Sloth Club, and her two children in their twenties, will cover local and regenerative good news from all over Japan. Multiple events are planned in throughout the month of June.

Hosted by The Sloth Club, Anja Light, Pacha, and Yani

Location: multiple locations in Japan

2 June - USA

Chef’s Potluck - the annual signature event for Eat Drink Local Season, which spans April - June. More than 16 participating local chefs and bakers are matched with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients the Lowcountry has to offer!

Hosted by Lowcountry Local First

Location: 1021 Aragon Avenue North Charleston, SC 29405 USA

1 June - Portugal

Sustainable Cooking Class for Children - to allow to learn about healthy and sustainable eating while having fun in the kitchen.

Hosted by Vale da Esteva

Location: Casa do Forno, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Website page coming soon.

1 June - USA

Napili Farmers Market - The Napili Farmers Market was created in 2012 with the purpose of building the local food supply on Maui and providing West Maui residents and visitors with fresh, locally grown produce.

Hosted by Local Harvest

Location: Lahaina, USA

6 June - UK

Small Is Beautiful - 50 years on from ‘Economics As If People Mattered’ - this event will be headlined by a panel discussion, including: Diana Schumacher, Lord Nigel Crisp, Heather Ackroyd, and Helena Norberg-Hodge (joining online).

Hosted by Surrey Greener Futures Team

Location: SCC Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, UK

St Werburghs
8 June - UK

Fun Family Open Day - find out more about the fantastic things happening in local area of BS2 in Bristol. There will be stalls, performances, dance, bouncy castle, music, and more!

Hosted by St Werburgh Community Centre

Location: Horley Road, Bristol, UK

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8 June - Brazil

Regenera Essipê - at Ibirapuera Park, which is a natural oasis amidst the concrete jungle, we will share moments of quality, inspiring conversations, and regenerative activities, bringing Art, Spirituality, and Culture together for a day full of inspiring exchanges.

Hosted by EcoUniversidade and Aduba Arte

Location: Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
12 June - Spain

Film screening 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution' - followed by discussion.

Hosted by Ribering

Location: Bajada al Molino 15, Aranda de Duero, Spain

Terra Viva Ibiza
12 June - Spain

Zero Waste Workshop - In this workshop, you will learn how to ferment cabbage to make the famous kimchi, how to make fresh pasta with natural and organic ingredients, and much more. In addition, you will share a community lunch with the other participants.

Hosted by Terra Viva Ibiza

Location: Ibiza, Spain

Fleece fair
15 June - UK

Annual Fleece Fair - this fair is a brilliant celebration of short supply chains, local producers and traditional craft.

Hosted by Somerset Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Location: Beauchamp village hall, Taunton, UK

Social Gathering Bournemouth
15 June - UK

Secret Garden Midsummer Open Day and Social Gathering - join us to socialise, enjoy the garden, meet our team, learn about our projects, buy Grounded honey, plants or seeds, and share some local food.

Hosted by Grounded Community

Location: Bournemouth, UK

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19 June - USA

Let's Go Local Forum - every 3rd Wednesday of the month we hold local forums to help us better understand our community and how we can restore our belief that we can get things done together.

Hosted by TimeBank Mahoning Watershed

Location: 1559 Warner Road, Hubbard, Ohio, USA

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
19 June - Spain

Film screening 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution' followed by discussion.

Hosted by Ribering

Location: Bajada al Molino 15, Aranda de Duero, Spain

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19 June - Spain

NESI Forum 2024 EnREDando - this three-day forum will bring 200 leaders together to strengthen and expand the network of local economies, weave new alliances, to multiply impact for a just transition to a new economy that improves the well-being of people and planet..

Hosted by Foro Nesi

Location: Mollina, Málaga, Spain

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19 June - Japan

Connecting with the local fishing Community of Miyazu - this event is an investigation and connection with the local fishing community of Miyazu, Kyoto, culminating in a concert, seed exchange and party hosted by the local environment movement.

Hosted by The Sloth Club Japan

Location: Miyazu, Kyoto, Japan

Barrett Library US
20 June - USA

Resilient Community Idea Swap - share your ideas, actions, and dreams that are and can make our local community more resilient.

Hosted by Alexandria Library

Location: Barrett Branch Library, Alexandria, VA, USA

The Shortest Meal
20 June - Bangladesh

Localization Celebration in Dhaka- a day-long event including displays, screening of Local Futures videos, presentations, discussion, and a cultural event. We will also organize talk shows in Bengali and English and conduct a social media campaign on the importance and benefits of localization.

Hosted by Institute of Wellbeing and Work for a Better Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Shortest Meal
21 June - N. Zealand

The Shortest Meal - on 21 June, it’s World Localisation Day and also the shortest day of the year, and it’s Feast Matariki season, here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Celebrate by creating a meal from your local food system and share it with us!

Hosted by Eat New Zealand

Location: Aotearoa, New Zealand

Kulturhof Hinter Musegg
21 June - Switzerland

Local Food Feast- to celebrate World Localization Day, the farm restaurant and the farm shop will draw attention to their local, seasonal and organic produce and films with focus on localization will run in the farm shop during 21-23 June.

Hosted by Kulturhof Hinter Musegg

Location: Diebold-Schilling-Strasse 13, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland

Shift Bristol
22 June - USA

Spring House Rock- we are celebrating 10 years of building beloved community in place over time at Springhouse in the one stop-light town of Floyd, Virginia in the Blue Ridge mountains.

Hosted by Spring House

Location: Floyd, VA, USA

Shift Bristol
22 June - UK

Practical Sustainability Course - Open Day- an opportunity to meet the facilitators and student cohort of the 'Practical Sustainability Course', an educational pathway that is woven within the local area, through employment of over 40 tutors active in the community.

Hosted by Shift Bristol

Location: Community Farm, near Bristol, UK

23 June - UK

The Art of Spiral - join us in a full-day deep-dive into the work that reconnects where we’ll discover ways to live with our hearts open in this time of global crisis.

Hosted by Earth Weavers Collective

Location: Community Farm, near Bristol, UK

Pop up with a Purpose
29 June - India

Pop-Up with a Purpose - is a learning and dining experience, to educate participants on the relationship between food, biodiversity, livelihoods and local cultures. We are dedicating our session in June to World Localization Day.

Hosted by foodwize

Location: Bento Bento, Bengaluru, India

Online events

World Localization Day 2024 Japan
9 June - online

Day long forum on Zoom - with keynote talks by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Keibo Oiwa, and Tomoya Ingara. The topics of the sessions will be on local seed saving, soil regeneration, learning from indigenous cultures, ecotechnologies, youth communities, and Ecovillages in Japan. Main language will be Japanese.

Hosted by The Sloth Club - Japan

Ancient Futures Film screening
8 June - online

Localization Film Festival Ancient Futures - sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. Ancient Futures is much more than a film about Ladakh. The breakdown of Ladakh’s culture and environment forces us to re-examine what we really mean by “progress”.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

Economics of Happiness
15 June - online

Localization Film Festival Economics of Happiness - sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. The Economics of Happiness spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy while highlighting the multiple benefits of economic localization.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

Planet Local Film Screening
22 June - online

Localization Film Festival Planet Local - sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. This film gives voice to a growing number of people building a more beautiful world.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

Helena Norberg-Hodge
29 June - online

Localization Masterclass with Helena Norberg-Hodge - Sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. Join Morag Gamble live in conversation with Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of Local Futures, to explore how we can grow the movement and foster ecological economies, thriving communities and healthy local food systems.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

Caravan of Hope - Japan

Caravan of Hope

World Localization Day in Japan will be celebrated all over the country as part of the 'Caravan of Hope' - a series of local, grassroots community events in a wide array of venues, from 'free' schools, eco villages, traditional houses, fishing coops, and more. Anja Light, co-founder of The Sloth Club and social media coordinator of Local Futures, and her two children will be running the 'Caravan of Hope' to cover local and regenerative good news from all over Japan.

Check out their website for all the events (written in Japanese language).

Caravan of Hope - Japan

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Dive into inspiring materials released in connection with World Localization Day. Listen to conversations with internationally known figures and watch our films and short videos.

Join us for World Localization Day 2024! Sign up for events hosted by Local Futures, our global partners or host your own! Browse our Action Guide for all-year inspiration.