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 Promoting Locally Based Alternatives to the Global Consumer Culture


Local Futures is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide. Our emphasis is on education for action: moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives.



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The Economics of Happiness

Encompassing a film, conferences and educational materials, The Economics of Happiness program challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world. Learn more...


Global to Local

Our Global to Local outreach program informs the public about the need for a shift in direction: from global dependence to local interdependence. Learn more...


Ladakh Project

Deep ecology, deep culture: Lessons in globalization from "Little Tibet". Learn about three decades of ISEC initiatives in Ladakh. Learn more...