The crises we face share a common root cause: the corporate-led global economy.
Local Futures has been raising awareness about the destructive impacts of globalization for more than four decades, while promoting localization as a systemic solution.
Language translations of our books and films
Years of raising awareness
Why do we need a new economy?
The global economic system commercializes every aspect of the world around us. It’s destroying the natural world, our livelihoods and our well-being.
% of global emissions produced by 100 companies
% of global population who actively support the current economic system
% of the worlds agricultural diversity lost in the last decade
The solution? Economic localization
Localization simply means shortening the distance between producers and consumers wherever possible. It is about ensuring that business conforms to the needs of democracy and genuine sustainability.
For individuals it means emphasizing what makes life meaningful: connection with others and with the natural world.
Our Global Projects
Our projects are aimed at helping to catalyze movements for change in the global North and South.
We produce books, films, and other ‘education for action’ tools, and organize activist-oriented conferences and workshops worldwide.