“I am new to this concept but feel that the current way of life has to change to something more sustainable. I want to be part of the change.”
~Joyson Davis, India~
People and groups from 58 different countries have joined the IAL to date and more are signing up every day.
Red: Countries with individual members
Blue: Countries with organizational members
Green: Countries with individual and organizational members
Individual members come from all walks of life and include:
farmers, teachers, construction workers, community organizers and educators, environmental stewards, peace activists, homesteaders, students, health workers, business consultants, writers, engineers, artists, radio producers, researchers, and more.
Groups, businesses and organizations from five continents have joined the IAL. They work on a broad array of issues: social and environmental justice, sustainable food and farming, workers’ rights, local economy, health, indigenous knowledge, holistic education, research & advocacy for strategic policy changes and more.
Why did you join the IAL?
“I am a resident in Alta Verapaz, the richest in natural resources of all the departments of Guatemala, but the poorest at the economic level. I am currently looking for inspiration on how to help promote a sustainable economy in the region by joining the localization movement.”
~Ana Gabriela Lopez Camey, Guatamala~
“I’m a natural resource, environmental, and agricultural economist and am interested in the redesign of economies to promote local, regional, national, and global viability.”
~Julie Suhr Pierce, USA~
“I am a local politician with the Green Party in Norway, and my field of interests regards a turn from globalisation and centralization to more eco-friendly, sustainable localisation of produce, of transport — and of course, of entire societies. I do believe without a turn to regionalism and greater focus on local organisation, that we cannot meet the Paris Agreement on climate control.”
~Ruth Bech, Norway~