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 how the global economy is plunging us into crises, and how you can support local economies wherever you live.
Getting the facts
Dive deeper into the destructive impacts of the global economy, the multiple benefits of local economies, and tools for engaging in Big Picture Activism.
LOCALIZATION ACTION GUIDE
What can you do to localize? Join the global movement to build resilient local economies and flourishing local communities. Take action with the tools and resources in this guide.
VOICES FROM THE FIELD
This series of conversations, hosted in connection with the Localization Action Guide, features people who have hands-on experience with building healthy communities, direct democracy and ecological economies.
Watch inspirational talks by world-renowned speakers and local activists recorded during our events.
Browse through our collection of resources that illuminate the ‘big picture’ of how our economies impact society and the environment. We hope they will inspire you to start or join a localization project in your community!
Localizing during Covid-19
Find resources outlining actions to support local communities, local farmers and food systems; examples of community solidarity; and links to our blogs and other articles.
Maps of alternatives
There are thousands of initiatives around the world seeking both to halt the destructive global economy and build local alternatives. Find them using one of these maps
Organizations for change
Search our list of inspiring organizations that are resisting the global economy and renewing local economies – to discover, support, and possibly join some of them!
Independent media sources
In the current age of corporate-controlled media, it can be hard to know what to believe. Find trustworthy media resources on this page.
Organizations for change
Browse through our collection of films and documentaries about the food industry, capitalism, fast fashion, and more – including our film ‘The Economics of Happiness’.
Discover a new favorite book with our ‘must-read’ list, covering food and farming, the impacts of globalization and the alternatives, cultural development, and more.
Free reading materials
We’ve created a number of free reports, papers, and booklets for offline reading and learning. Find all free downloadable materials here.
Localization: Essential Steps to an Economics of Happiness
This report describes the impacts of the global economy, and provides a detailed listing of policy shifts and grassroots initiatives that can move towards the local.
Climate Change or System Change?
This action paper describes the root causes of the climate crisis and explains why shifting from global to local is the best way to address it. Check out our accompanying blog, too.