Articles and interviews
Browse through our collection of published articles about our work and the global-to-local shift, and interviews with Local Futures Director Helena Norberg-Hodge, Johann Hari, Pat McCabe, and Mika Tsutsumi.
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The Power of Decentralization, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Great Transition Initiative, November, 2023.
Bristol 2023: a global movement for change comes of age, Resurgence, May-June, 2023.
The Urgency to Localise Food Supplies, GRAIN, August 22, 2022.
Supply Chain Failures Prove Growing Need for Localized Economies, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and Henry Coleman, Truthout, May 22, 2022.
World Localization Day for ‘Crisis-Ridden’ Global System, by Catherine Early, The Ecologist, April 27, 2022.
“Localization” Can Help Free the Planet From Neoliberal Globalization, an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Truthout, January 2, 2022. (Also published by Znet and by The Rozenberg Quarterly).
How Greed has Skewed Reality, by Marc Buckley, Inside Ideas, September 21, 2021.
Globalization explained by economist Helena Norberg-Hodge, by Fiorella Carollo, Pressenza, July 8, 2021 (also available in French and Italian).
Pat McCabe is a Voice for Peace, an interview by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dumbo Feather, June 22, 2021.
Young Farmers in Ladakh, by Kunzang Deachen, Chozin Palmo and Jigmet Singge, Resilience, June 2021.
World Localization Day is back!, Resilience, June 2021.
Johann Hari Makes Connections, an interview by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dumbo Feather, December 14, 2020.
Postscript to ‘What’s for Dinner?’, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Rural Jersey Country Life Magazine.
5G and the Bigger Picture, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Echo, October 15, 2020.
What if Local and Diverse is Better Than Networked and Global?, by Damien Cave, The New York Times, October 9, 2020.
Mika Tsutsumi Creates Local Pathways, an interview by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dumbo Feather, June 23, 2020.
What Indigenous Wisdom Can Teach Us About Economics, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Kosmos Journal, August 3, 2020.
Going Local: Hope in a time of Crisis, an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge (part 1), The Echo, February 14, 2020.
Going Local: Hope in a Time of Crisis, an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge (part 2), The Echo, February 25, 2020.
Globalization and Extremism – Join the Dots, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, New Internationalist, February 4, 2020.
On Radical Cultural Change, an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Earth Island Journal, Spring 2020.
Helena Norberg-Hodge On The Drive For Local Economies, by Carlie Daly, Impact Boom, December 16, 2019.
To Heal the Planet We Must First Heal Ourselves, by Ella Liascos, Urth Magazine, December 2019.
Why Local is Beautiful, by Mandy Nolan, Echo Netdaily, November 19, 2019.
Community, connection and localism, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Ecologist, August 19, 2019.
Localization: The Pathway to Human Connection, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine, June 27, 2019.
Close to Home: ‘Why Local Food is the Future’, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Positive News, June 25, 2019.
Localization the key to future says Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Echo, June 21, 2019.
Saving Japan’s Seed Heritage from “Free Trade”, by Anja Lyngbaek, Resilience, March 8, 2019.
Big Picture Activism Challenges Economic Growth, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Echo, January 31, 2019.
Buddhism in the Global Economy, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, from The Fall 2005 issue of Inquiring Mind, January 29, 2019.
Caretaking, by Wendell Berry and Helena Norberg-Hodge, Orion, 2018.
Localization: A Strategic Solution to Globalised Authoritarianism, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Transnational Institute, Longreads.
A 3D Future is Missing a Dimension, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Resurgence, January-February 2018.
Local Heroes, Helena Norberg-Hodge outlines how localising economic activity could halt ecological breakdown, Transform IEMA, December 14, 2018.
Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, TruthOut, December 1, 2018.
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Vivir Bien, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Great Transition Initiative, February 2018.
Helena Norberg-Hodge receives Arthur Morgan Award, The Echo, January 10, 2018.
Integrity, a blog post by Shawndra Miller, December 4, 2017.
Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures, an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge, by Recourse, 2017.
Localization and the Economics of Happiness, by Soka Gakkai, Common Threads, 2017.
Localizing: a systemic solutions multiplier, a blog post by Shawndra Miller, November 3, 2017.
Sharing Lessons from ‘Little Tibet’, by Chris Tucker, The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, October 18, 2017.
Is the Current Globalised Eeconomic Model Compatible with Solving Climate Change?, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, UNA-UK Climate 2020, September 18, 2017.
Wellbeing Campaigner: Society Should Shape Business – Not the Other Way Round, by Anna Leach, The Guardian, July 18, 2017.
After Brexit and Trump: Don’t Demonise; Localise! by Helena Norberg-Hodge and Rupert Read, The Ecologist, November 22, 2016.
Globalization and Climate Change: A Dialogue With Graciela Chichilnisky and Helena Norberg-Hodge, by Marcus Rolle and C. J. Polychroniou, Global Policy, November 7, 2016.
Local Economies: Tipping the Scale Helena Norberg-Hodge on the beauty of economic localisation. By Helena Norberg-Hodge, Resurgence, September-October 2016.
Britain And The EU: Beyond The False Dichotomy, Huffington Post, July 8, 2016.
The Challenges Ahead, by Bill McKibben, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Jeremy Seabrook, Herbert Girardet and Craig Bennett, Resurgence, May-June 2016.
For Personal and Planetary Well-Being, Localize the Economy, Truthout, April 5, 2016.
Globalized Monoculture Is Consuming the Planet, Truthout, March 31, 2016.
The Meaning of Life and the Spiritual Connection to the Living World, Excellence Reporter, February 12, 2016.
Trending in South Korea? First Helena, Now Jeremy, Watershed 2015, November 5, 2015.
Move Slow and Connect People with Nature: The Economics of Happiness in Jeonju, a review of the International Conference on the Economics of Happiness, held on September 3-5, 2015 in Jeonju, South Korea, September 21, 2015.
A New Call for Resistance and Renewal, Resurgence & The Ecologist, July-August 2015.
Strengthening Local Economies: The Path to Peace?, Tikkun Magazine, July 29, 2015.
Talking Resilience with Helena Norberg-Hodge: Experiencing Traditional Community Resilience, Post Carbon Institute, July 15, 2015.
The Price of Happiness, World Ark Magazine (pages 10-13), Summer 2015.
Economics of Happiness: What localization Means for the Bottom Line, Portland Tribune, March 17, 2015.
In 2015, New Perspectives on Public Banking as Engine of Change, New Living, Public Banking Institute, March 22, 2015.
The Economics of Climate Change, EcoTrust, February 23, 2015.
Local Futures Announces Green Initiative, Washington Square News, November 14, 2014.
Davos’ Elite Message Deserves ‘Fierce Resistance’ Not Applause, Common Dreams, June 22, 2014.
Byron Bay Woman Wins Goi Peace Award, ABC Northcoast NSW, July 18, 2012.
Beyond the Monoculture: Strengthening Local Culture, Economy and Knowledge, by Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Journal of Sustainibility Education, March 19, 2012.
Learning from Ladakh: a Meeting with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Wise Attention, November 19, 2011.
Helena Norberg-Hodge interview by Junko Edahiro, Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society, February 8, 2011.
The Economics of Happiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Countercurrents, February 26, 2010.
Planetary Voices Radio Learning from Ladakh – Helena Norberg-Hodge on how the development that changed “Little Tibet” can shape our thinking, 2010.
Is Localization of Agriculture Unrealistic?, an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Z Magazine, January 13, 2010.