Localization is the best way to repair
our ecosystems, our societies and ourselves.
The Economics of Happiness Film
Our award-winning film, 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. The film showcases the steps people are already taking worldwide to rebuild their local economies and communities. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, and other inspiring thinkers and activists.
Watch the 3-minute trailer below:
This guide expands on the arguments made in the film, and points to a wealth of resources for further learning, reflection and action.
Economics of Happiness Conferences
Since 2012, Local Futures has been organizing and running a series of Economics of Happiness conferences in venues around the world, in collaboration with international thought leaders and local activists and organizations. The events aim to stimulate critical debate about the global corporate economy, and to encourage an exploration of human-scale alternatives.