People and organizations from 58 countries worldwide have joined the IAL to date and more are signing up every day.
It’s encouraging that the individual members come from all walks of life and include:
farmers, teachers, construction workers, community organizers and educators, environmental stewards, peace activists, homesteaders, students, health workers, business consultants, writers, engineers, artists, radio producers, researchers, and more.
Also many groups, businesses and organizations from five continents have joined the IAL. They work on a broad array of issues: social and environmental justice, sustainable food and farming, workers’ rights, local economy, health, indigenous knowledge, holistic education, research & advocacy for strategic policy changes and more.
Red: Countries with individual members
Blue: Countries with organizational members View list of organizational members here
Green: Countries with individual and organizational members
Why did you join the IAL?
“I am a resident in Alta Verapaz, the richest in natural resources of all the departments of Guatemala, but the poorest at the economic level. I am currently looking for inspiration on how to help promote a sustainable economy in the region by joining the localization movement.”
~Ana Gabriela Lopez Camey, Guatamala~
“I am new to this concept but feel that the current way of life has to change to something more sustainable. I want to be part of the change.”
~Joyson Davis, India~
“I’m a natural resource, environmental, and agricultural economist and am interested in the redesign of economies to promote local, regional, national, and global viability.”
~Julie Suhr Pierce, USA~
“I am a local politician with the Green Party in Norway, and my field of interests regards a turn from globalisation and centralization to more eco-friendly, sustainable localisation of produce, of transport — and of course, of entire societies. I do believe without a turn to regionalism and greater focus on local organisation, that we cannot meet the Paris Agreement on climate control.”
~Ruth Bech, Norway~
“My profession is dentist-periodontologist. I live/work in Athens, Greece. My country is the middle of a huge financial crisis. I believe that another type of economy based in de-growth and happiness is in demand.”
~John Retetagos, Greece~
Help the world make a shift to the local by joining the
Many of our IAL members are part of our listserv communication platform. This listserv provides a space to share and exchange experiences, resources, inspiring initiatives and campaigns, petitions and strategies that will help further a global-to-local shift and build a strong collective voice for localization. Read more about the listserv.
We hope to see you there too!