Local Futures spreads awareness of localization and grows the global movement through producing films; publishing books; hosting conferences, workshops, and webinars; and more.
The Economics of Happiness – our film, conference series, and DIY workshop – explores the big picture of system change. Our Global to Local projects highlights the global movement of grassroots initiatives. The Ladakh Project conducts work on the ground in Ladakh, India.
Learn more about each below!
Economics of Happiness
Our award-winning film ‘The Economics of Happiness’ spells out the costs of today’s global economy while highlighting the benefits of localization. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, and others.
We’ve hosted 25 Economics of Happiness conferences in 8 countries, bringing together
internationally-recognized speakers, local leaders, activists, and citizens for workshops, discussions, and networking.
Global to Local
A constantly-growing library of inspiring grassroots initiatives from around the world, including a selection of short films featuring food and farming projects.
A cross-cultural network of thinkers, activists and NGOs from 58 countries dedicated to exploring radically new visions of development and progress.
Made in collaboration with filmmaker Damon Gameau, this video offers us a different future, away from the current global system – one in which communities and ecosystems are flourishing, and people are more connected.
The global to local message is delivered by three strong voices Ella Noah Bancroft, Helena Norberg-Hodge and Damon Gameau.
Our work in Ladakh
Since 1978 we’ve worked in Ladakh, located in the Indian Himalayas, to counteract the Western influence on this remote part of the world. We’ve facilitated information exchanges about the impact of development, while exploring more sustainable patterns of growth.
Our diverse projects provide opportunities for Ladakhis and visiting tourists to engage in this exploration.