We’ve spent decades studying the global economy – its features, its consequences, and its flaws. Over that time, we’ve also developed a comprehensive vision for change, which we call ‘localization’. By replacing the dysfunctional global economy with new systems that support community wellbeing instead, we can solve multiple problems simultaneously – from climate change and food insecurity to ethnic conflicts and mental illness epidemics.
These learning guides will walk you through our vision in more detail.
This guide briefly describes the many costs of economic globalization – from climate change and job insecurity to the erosion of democracy and the rise of fundamentalism.
This guide explains how localization acts as a solution-multiplier, offering environmental, social, economic and psychological benefits that mutually reinforce each other.
This guide walks you through the framework of ‘Big Picture Activism’ – a way to move beyond single-issue campaigning and tackle the root causes of the problems we face.
When you sign up for our email updates, we’ll begin by sending you a series of educational emails over the course of one month, containing information about the key issues we cover in our work, as well as some suggestions about next steps you can take to resist corporate power and renew local economies wherever you are.
After the first month, you’ll continue to receive our regular email updates roughly once per month. These updates will include announcements of localization events happening near you, articles and other resources from Local Futures, and news from the localization movement worldwide.