On a shelf of the Phoenix Bookstore, located in the heart of the ecovillage of Findhorn in the north of Scotland, the title Going Local (Free Press, 2000) caught my eye. The book was written by the American economist Michael H. Shuman. It was June 2002, and I had come to Findhorn to attend the international “Restore the Earth” conference, during which Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Helena Norberg-Hodge and some others were to present their ideas. Shuman, in his book, underlines the importance of … [Read more...]
Raphaël Souchier is a French consultant and writer who has worked for the last 30 years in the field of sustainable local economies. His latest book (available in French) is entitled “Made Local. Jobs, Growth, Sustainability : what if the solution was local?” www.madeinlocal.info. He will be one of the keynote speakers at the “Local Lives, Global Matters” conference, in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, October 16-19.