Voices and stories from the movement

Millions of projects in every corner of the earth, each one reflecting its particular place, are building a better world. These voices and stories come from individuals and organizations who identify with the worldwide localization movement – sharing their ideas, inspiration, and hands-on experience with grassroots initiatives.

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    Russell Brand

    "When we treat economies and communities as local, as opposed to global, we have a chance to exercise real power over the way our lives are run."

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  • Education

    Bhoomi College

    Bhoomi College is a unique institution for holistic learning that has been supporting youngsters to work for sustainable living and localization throu...

    Education
  • Food

    Jane Goodall

    "I remember going shopping on the high street, the small family businesses, the greengrocers…there was a spirit of community and togetherness back t...

    Food
  • Ecology

    Jane Goodall

    "I remember going shopping on the high street, the small family businesses, the greengrocers…there was a spirit of community and togetherness back t...

    Ecology
  • Artisanal production

    Lokaltextil

    Weaving together a regional textile economy by growing flax and other crops, and building networks with manufacturers and dyers.

    Artisanal production
  • Culture

    Charles Eisenstein

    "Let's live better, let's recover the elements of a happy life, of a good life, that have been surrendered to technology, to institutions, to markets....

    Culture
  • Food

    African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food S...

    Recognizing and uplifting the voices of marginalized female peasant farmers across Africa.

    Food
  • Networks

    African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food S...

    Recognizing and uplifting the voices of marginalized female peasant farmers across Africa.

    Networks
  • Food

    SCOOP, The Sustainable Cooperative

    A consumer-led cooperative building a robust local food economy on the island of Jersey.

    Food
  • Health

    Gabor Maté

    "It's the gap between who we are, fundamentally, and who we're made to be in this globalized culture that creates so much illness and so much dysfunct...

    Health
  • Building community

    Institute of Wellbeing

    Promoting an economics of well-being by questioning economic myths and encouraging youth activism.

    Building community
  • Culture

    Institute of Wellbeing

    Promoting an economics of well-being by questioning economic myths and encouraging youth activism.

    Culture
  • Food

    BALE (Building a Local Economy)

    A free community space, solar initiative, investment club, local business guide, mutual aid: BALE does it all.

    Food
  • Energy

    BALE (Building a Local Economy)

    A free community space, solar initiative, investment club, local business guide, mutual aid: BALE does it all.

    Energy
  • Arts and media

    BALE (Building a Local Economy)

    A free community space, solar initiative, investment club, local business guide, mutual aid: BALE does it all.

    Arts and media
  • Building community

    BALE (Building a Local Economy)

    A free community space, solar initiative, investment club, local business guide, mutual aid: BALE does it all.

    Building community
  • Food

    Solidarité Rurale

    Salim Dara is revolutionizing agricultural education in Benin through a hands-on agroecology entrepreneurship program.

    Food
  • Food

    PAN Asia Pacific

    Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific has been advancing food sovereignty, environmental health and social justice in the Asia Pacific region since 19...

    Food
  • Ecology

    PAN Asia Pacific

    Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific has been advancing food sovereignty, environmental health and social justice in the Asia Pacific region since 19...

    Ecology
  • Networks

    PAN Asia Pacific

    Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific has been advancing food sovereignty, environmental health and social justice in the Asia Pacific region since 19...

    Networks
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    Naomi Klein

    "We need a global climate movement to confront these forces, but that movement is strongest when it is made up of many, many smaller local movements.....

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  • Cross-sector

    Localization in Slovakia and Czechia

    A new nonprofit, started by a team of friends, to share the concept of localization and document local projects in Czechia and Slovakia.

    Cross-sector
  • Networks

    Localization in Slovakia and Czechia

    A new nonprofit, started by a team of friends, to share the concept of localization and document local projects in Czechia and Slovakia.

    Networks
  • Built environment

    York Central Co-Owned (YoCo)

    "York Central" is one of the largest brownfield sites currently under development in Europe—and the people who live there are guiding the process.

    Built environment
  • Building community

    York Central Co-Owned (YoCo)

    "York Central" is one of the largest brownfield sites currently under development in Europe—and the people who live there are guiding the process.

    Building community
  • Food

    ZIMSOFF

    Supporting smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe as they exchange ideas about agroecology, reconnect with traditional farming practices, and lobby to protec...

    Food
  • Education

    ZIMSOFF

    Supporting smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe as they exchange ideas about agroecology, reconnect with traditional farming practices, and lobby to protec...

    Education
  • Networks

    ZIMSOFF

    Supporting smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe as they exchange ideas about agroecology, reconnect with traditional farming practices, and lobby to protec...

    Networks
  • Food

    Landworkers' Alliance

    The Landworkers' Alliance is a UK union working to advance a food and land-use system based on agroecology, food sovereignty and sustainable forestry ...

    Food
  • Artisanal production

    Fibershed

    More than 100 farmers, ranchers, weavers, spinners, and designers are creating an integrated regional textile economy in California.

    Artisanal production
  • Food

    Roar Bjonnes: A New Renaissance of Local Farms, Lo...

    "At 66, I am old enough to remember when the local economy was still thriving..."

    Food
  • Networks

    New Economy Network Australia

    The New Economy Network Australia (NENA) is a network of individuals and organizations working to transform Australia’s economic system.

    Networks
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    World Farmers Market Coalition

    The World Farmers Markets Coalition comprises regional and national farmers market associations and individual farmers markets from various countries,...

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    Japan's localization movement

    Six Japanese organizations and networks have come together to celebrate and push forward the growing localization movement in Japan.

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  • Food

    Smithereen Farm

    Smithereen Farm is a certified organic farm in Maine on the US-Canada border, growing a wide diversity of fruits and vegetables, and offering workshop...

    Food
  • Business

    Smithereen Farm

    Smithereen Farm is a certified organic farm in Maine on the US-Canada border, growing a wide diversity of fruits and vegetables, and offering workshop...

    Business
  • Artisanal production

    Smithereen Farm

    Smithereen Farm is a certified organic farm in Maine on the US-Canada border, growing a wide diversity of fruits and vegetables, and offering workshop...

    Artisanal production
  • Building community

    Communities for Future

    At this time of rupture, Communities for Future is about spreading seedlings of hope far and wide.

    Building community
  • Cross-sector

    Communities for Future

    At this time of rupture, Communities for Future is about spreading seedlings of hope far and wide.

    Cross-sector
  • Ecology

    Reflections: Sustainability, wealth, and the major...

    "On my first trip to the United States in two and a half years, it is hard not to notice the apocalyptic feel…and the persistent denial of obvious f...

    Ecology
  • Business

    Lessons from Scotland's craft breweries

    Scotland’s craft breweries offer an inspiring example of how local production can help build thriving local economies and communities.

    Business
  • Food

    Lessons from Scotland's craft breweries

    Scotland’s craft breweries offer an inspiring example of how local production can help build thriving local economies and communities.

    Food
  • Artisanal production

    Lessons from Scotland's craft breweries

    Scotland’s craft breweries offer an inspiring example of how local production can help build thriving local economies and communities.

    Artisanal production
  • Cross-sector

    Reflections: The end of globalization, the time fo...

    "After many years in large, globalized cities, I have returned to my homeland...because I long for community, and I want to wave in the streets, show ...

    Cross-sector
  • Cross-sector

    Reflections: Relocalizing is weaving life with aff...

    "We can make a “creative, orderly and resilient transition” by relocalizing our forms of production, consumption and lifestyles in terms of econom...

    Cross-sector
  • Cross-sector

    Jeonju City, South Korea: Towards localization and...

    Jeonju City, South Korea is committed to "Shifting its administrative system away from a paradigm that prioritizes growth and development towards one ...

    Cross-sector
  • Policy

    Jeonju City, South Korea: Towards localization and...

    Jeonju City, South Korea is committed to "Shifting its administrative system away from a paradigm that prioritizes growth and development towards one ...

    Policy
  • Food

    University of Kassel - An Inner Journey

    Students at the University of Kassel share a guided meditation exercise that we can all do: an imaginative journey into the agriculture of tomorrow.

    Food
  • Arts and media

    University of Kassel - An Inner Journey

    Students at the University of Kassel share a guided meditation exercise that we can all do: an imaginative journey into the agriculture of tomorrow.

    Arts and media
  • Cross-sector

    The REconomy Centre and the Local Entrepreneur For...

    The REconomy Centre, located in Totnes, UK (the town that fostered the Transition Town movement), is a drop-in workspace and a supportive, nurturing i...

    Cross-sector
  • Business

    The REconomy Centre and the Local Entrepreneur For...

    The REconomy Centre, located in Totnes, UK (the town that fostered the Transition Town movement), is a drop-in workspace and a supportive, nurturing i...

    Business
  • Cross-sector

    Local First Arizona/Good Food Finder

    Local First Arizona is working to build equitable systems and to create a vibrant and resilient Arizona economy. Our local food initiative is called G...

    Cross-sector
  • Food

    Local First Arizona/Good Food Finder

    Local First Arizona is working to build equitable systems and to create a vibrant and resilient Arizona economy. Our local food initiative is called G...

    Food
  • Business

    Local First Arizona/Good Food Finder

    Local First Arizona is working to build equitable systems and to create a vibrant and resilient Arizona economy. Our local food initiative is called G...

    Business
  • Food

    Synthetic food production - a new threat to health...

    Mika Tsutsumi, a Japanese author, journalist and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization, speaks abo...

    Food
  • Cross-sector

    Synthetic food production - a new threat to health...

    Mika Tsutsumi, a Japanese author, journalist and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization, speaks abo...

    Cross-sector
  • Policy

    Synthetic food production - a new threat to health...

    Mika Tsutsumi, a Japanese author, journalist and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization, speaks abo...

    Policy
  • Policy

    Legislating for food sovereignty: A visionary Loca...

    Ryuhei Kawada, activist and Minister of Parliament (The National Diet, House of Councillors) in Japan, shares about a truly inspiring piece of legisla...

    Policy
  • Food

    Legislating for food sovereignty: A visionary Loca...

    Ryuhei Kawada, activist and Minister of Parliament (The National Diet, House of Councillors) in Japan, shares about a truly inspiring piece of legisla...

    Food
  • Business

    Japan Workers Cooperative Union

    Japan Workers Cooperative Union (JWCU) comprises 27 co-operatives owned and democratically controlled by a total 13,000 worker-members throughout Ja...

    Business
  • Networks

    Japan Workers Cooperative Union

    Japan Workers Cooperative Union (JWCU) comprises 27 co-operatives owned and democratically controlled by a total 13,000 worker-members throughout Ja...

    Networks
  • Food

    Five Acre Farm Bristol UK

    Five Acre Farm produces organic food and embraces the principles of the ‘farm to fork’ movement. 

    Food
  • Food

    Institute of Wellbeing Bangladesh, WLD 2022 Report

    A report of the many inspiring activities carried out by Institute of Wellbeing in Bangladesh for World Localization Day 2022.

    Food
  • Business

    Institute of Wellbeing Bangladesh, WLD 2022 Report

    A report of the many inspiring activities carried out by Institute of Wellbeing in Bangladesh for World Localization Day 2022.

    Business
  • Built environment

    Institute of Wellbeing Bangladesh, WLD 2022 Report

    A report of the many inspiring activities carried out by Institute of Wellbeing in Bangladesh for World Localization Day 2022.

    Built environment
  • Culture

    Institute of Wellbeing Bangladesh, WLD 2022 Report

    A report of the many inspiring activities carried out by Institute of Wellbeing in Bangladesh for World Localization Day 2022.

    Culture
  • Building community

    Institute of Wellbeing Bangladesh, WLD 2022 Report

    A report of the many inspiring activities carried out by Institute of Wellbeing in Bangladesh for World Localization Day 2022.

    Building community
  • Finance

    Bioecon

    Bioecon is a platform for facilitating non-monetary exchanges that meet real human needs.

    Finance
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