Local Action Globally

World Localization Day is celebrated all over the world in the month of June by our Global Partners, who organize an impressive variety of exciting events, such as: farmers' markets, seed exchanges, workshops, entrepreneur days, and more. Browse the highlights of conversations, special event videos, and find inspiration for your own event:


Browse a selection of video-snippets from online conversations hosted in connection with World Localization Day. Get a sense of the issues, people, projects and strategies involved in creating a global to local shift.

Celebrations with focus on local food

Watch these short videos of World Localization Day celebrations with focus on local food: from Portugal, to Japan, and Zimbabwe to Mexico:

Event ideas

Host your own event to celebrate World Localization Day in June, however big or small. Find inspiration by browsing through a collection of wonderful past global partner events:

Zambia and Spain
Weeklong Eat Local Challenge campaign and organic farmers market.
The small Spanish town, Fuente de Piedra, hosted a localization design workshop and a shared meal in the town square for inhabitants.
Mexico and India
Online panel discussion on education, art, and culture in the light of a global to local shift.
Organic farmers market and film screening of 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution' followed by discussion session.
Australia and Bangladesh
A city farm celebrated localization with seasonal produce, farm-walk, fire ceremony, storytelling, panel discussion, and lantern-making for kids.
Daylong event including discussion/speech on localization, local food display, local games, essay competition.
New Zealand and Nepal
New Zealand
Ohaka farmers market put focus on World Localization Day at their Friday market highlighting their efforts as part of a growing global movement.
A community celebrated localization with a gathering for the first rice planting of the year.
USA and Japan
Monthlong community celebration including repair fair, gift economy, plant swap, compost workshop, school garden tour, community picnic.
Daylong community gathering and symposium, discussing localizing economies as a solution to environmental issues.
Benin and Costa Rica
'Green Classes' learning-by-doing workshops, including agro-ecology learning for youth groups, conversation with former students, food fair, and music.
Costa Rica
Celebrating the history and contributions of local Osa family farmers at the farmers market.
India and Slovakia
Festival featuring handmade products, local food, live music and activities for kids.
Celebration of local food in Rožňava.
International and Argentina
Farmers markets around the world encouraged their customers to join the Eat Local Challenge - committing to purchase a meal that is 100% local.
Launch of a 3-month locally-focused training program providing support to a network of 30 entrepreneurial women in Córdoba region.
Australia and India
Housing crisis webinar Australia WLD 2023
Online discussion about how local strategies are addressing Australia´s housing and accommodation crises.
Politics of Life Webinar India WLD 2023
Online discussion in Malayam about the 'politics of life' in the context of localization and sense of place, with a panel of speakers from south India.
Ladakh and Japan
Ladakh, India
Film screening and discussion on revitalizing local food and farming, local food meal, and traditional folk songs.
Film screening with special guest Keibo Oiwa, leader of the localization movement in Japan.
Spain and Australia
This workshop provided small business owners and young entrepreneurs with tools and tips to strengthen the local economy.
This 'Food Forest' tour of the market garden and living classroom in regenerative farming at The Farm in Byron Bay.
India and Canada
Celebrate localization through traditional rhythms and melodies of the handpan, a day long workshop complete with a locally sourced meal.
Architecture event focused on urban agriculture innovations using re-purposed materials in a sustainable design approach that can be adopted locally.
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Design your event poster

Find ideas in the collage below to design your own event poster. Make sure to add the World Localization Day 2024 logo. Share it with us, we would love to see your creations.


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.