Learn and Take Action
To create an economic system that supports human and planetary well-being, we need to be the instigators of change – we can’t wait for those in power to take the steps needed.
Use the resources on this page to learn about why the global economy is plunging us into crises, and to learn how you can support local economies wherever you live.
Sign Up for our Email Updates
When you first sign up, you’ll receive a short series of emails that describe the core issues we address in our work, and how you can get involved. After that, you’ll receive new emails roughly once a month with announcements of localization events happening near you, as well as fascinating articles and opinion pieces, project updates, and other news about resisting corporate power and supporting community life.
Learn More About the Issues
Our learning guides briefly walk you through the many impacts of the global economy, and the multiple benefits of local economies.
Globalization – why is it so destructive?
Globalization may be good for big business,
but it imposes heavy environmental, social,
and psychological costs
and the planet.
Localization – is it the solution?
Localization simply means an economic shift away from the global and towards the local – a shift that enables communities to take back control over their own affairs.
Free Reading Materials
We’ve created a number of resources that you can download for free. These reports, papers, and booklets are great for offline reading and learning. View a complete list of all our free reading materials.
Other Ways To Get Involved
From participating in a conference to organizing a film screening – there are lots of steps you can take now.
We’ve organized over 20 international conferences, and we host workshops regularly.
Our DIY workshop kits provide everything you’ll need.
Help us spread the message with a public screening in your community.
We’re always amazed at the sheer number of individuals and groups working towards similar goals. On the pages listed below you can find out about other inspiring organizations, films and further reading.