Over 70 groups & organizations in 26 countries worldwide have joined the International Alliance for Localization and the list is still growing! If you would also like to join the IAL as individual or organization, please click here:
is a catalyst to relocalise production in cities. Enabling people to produce more of what they need for themselves – through providing open access to productive technologies, fostering a circular economy, and the availability of a shared design commons – can contribute to making cities regenerative.
emerged out of the Local Lives Global Matters conference held in Castlemaine in October 2015 and brings community members together to further explore themes central to the conference: sustaining viable local economies; acting on social and ecological justice; reclaiming democracy; and revitalising spirituality.
is a organization focused on providing (PAT), Data Management / Exchange and Consultancy Services, to any individuals, businesses and communities that provide % discounts upon sustainable and environmental goods, services and products.
Community and Public Sector Union
is a federal trade union for Australian Public Services, with representation in every state and territory. CPSU members include people doing work in the areas of administration, sales, engineering, communications, information technology, technical, scientific research, broadcasting etc.
operates herbal pharmacies in four states in the Cerrado, Central Brazil. The pharmacies serve communities with remedies prepared from medicinal plants, by healer. As a strategy to protect the traditional knowledge and the right to elaborate traditional herbal medicine, the Pacari Network has elaborated a Community Protocol of the Cerrado Healers.
envisions a world that natural environment provides undisturbed free goods and services to born and unborn generations.
Shiloh Farms Cameroon
is a youth inspired and youth led agricultural organization, founded in 2014.
is a non profit organization based Victoria British Columbia, founded in 1999. We have been implementing urban agriculture projects in Vancouver.
Spirit of the Land
is a a community-based network of people across Western Canada working on the premise that our external ecological crises have their foundation in spiritual and cultural disconnections, and that proper ecological stewardship includes addressing and building from these roots.
raises awareness about the multiple crises we are living today and their possible solutions through crises community film screenings and discussions, swaps, storytelling, ceremonies, Incredible Edible landscaping projects, potlucks with local food, etc.
Colectivo Flora de Vida
is a permaculture collective practicing and promoting the use of local resources, permaculture, natural medicine, harmony with nature, eco-construction, consciousness of the global situation, open thinking, spirituality, handcraft, creativity and diversity.
Fundación Para La Paz
the Foundation for Peace in Costa Rica, informs about industrial agriculture, mining, fossil fuel extraction, free trade etc. and other aspects of the economic growth model, while sharing news of alternatives and initiatives for a sustainable future.
Source Creative Association
is a platform for people to offer language classes and creative courses like photography, ceramics, guitar, upcycling, jewelry, etc.
Africa Organics – The Home Farm Project
helps young people establish permanent home farms on their own lands, in their own villages, and works to give more prestige to traditional skills and practices —portraying them as valuable assets within a sustainable community.
Rónaőrző Természetvédelmi Egyesület
focuses on conservation and sustainability issues as well as preserving traditional culture, in part by promoting localization through farmer-consumer cooperation and the initiation of the first community supported agriculture programs in the region.
is a cooperation between three socially and environmentally conscious small enterprises: Cyclonomia DIY Bicycle Social Cooperative, Zsamboki Biokert, an organic vegetable farm and sustainable agriculture education center, and Kantaa, a self-organized bike messenger company.
Gaia Ecological and Rural Development Foundation
is based around an award winning ecovillage built near Galgahévíz. The ecovillage, which was started in response to the unsustainable economic growth model, includes an organic farm, a hotel and a restaurant. The Foundation run campaigns and host training events related to permaculture and sustainable food and farming.
The Green Kashmir –
The Green Hope Foundation
is a Permaculture based organization working in the conflict zone of Kashmir valley to address the environmental and social crises in the state with the practices of Permaculture.
LAKSHYA for Sustainable Development
focuses sustainable development in Uttar Pradesh, India. LAKSHYA believes in the power of local communities to develop their own agriculture and food systems, using traditional knowledge and without the interference of big corporations.
Swadeshi Jagaran Manch
has organized seminars for the past 24 years to create awareness about the perils of globalization, GATT-WTO, and GM crops, as well as events to promote organic agriculture and local business.
Onchenda Open Global Food Co-op
Assists local farmers and market gardeners to start producing healthy food and the e-commerce infrastructure to market, sell and deliver their produce to local consumers, commercial establishments, and institutions.
Network for Environment and Economic Development
educates, trains and empowers the next generation of Burmese civil society leaders in sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation and community-based economic development in order to protect the livelihood, interests, and human rights of all Burmese people.
Rights of Nature
their mission is to increase awareness of the importance of Rights of Nature, the implementation of rights for nature in legislation, and encouraging a participatory society that actively participates in a transition to sustainability.
The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa
empowers sustainable culture through ecological systems design and education. Earthcare Education teaches and promotes permaculture, ecovillage development, localising food and sustainable culture. Robina McCurdy, its founder, has been engaged in community development, organic growing, permaculture design and tutoring on a global scale for the past 25 years.
is about sharing ideas and networking of creative visionaries, providing tools and bringing people together in a collaborative way for the betterment of our community – specifically in Northland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
is a grass roots community group whose vision is to create a vibrant and sustainable local community. We are a strong values based organisation using appreciative inquiry as one of our tools to manifest the vision we have we engage in a variety of projects e.g. a timebank, festivals, community garden, farmers market, waste matters, food security, garage sale.
Humane Earth Advocacy Link – HEAL
is open to individuals and groups who share a common concern to make the world more humane and more self-sufficient.
Boikanyo Motlhabeng Foundation
focuses on social and economic development of rural communities around the SADC region in Southern Africa.
Greyton Transition Town
brings the community together to find local solutions to the global challenges of peak oil and climate change, with programs that over food security, waste management, renewable energy, sustainable housing, humane and environmental education and integrated communities.
Projecto Regeneración: La Bolina
this project seeks to find new ways to respond to migration. The project aims to be a win-win project taking ‘problematic factors’, the depopulation of Spanish countryside and villages, degradation of land, high local unemployment, migrants and refugees who need income and housing and combine these factors to create a positive solution.
Mae Wang Project
is a collaborative effort surrounding the Mae Wang Sanctuary which began in 2016 in the foothills of Mae Wang Mountain in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The primary mission is to support, restore and preserve the fringe-forest habitat in this critical watershed, while also striving to improve the wellbeing of the residents and community through a variety of sustainable farming, agroforestry, educational, wellness, community and creative programs.
supports the local economy by strengthening the role and capacity of local farmers, promoting farming businesses as a livelihood amongst younger generations, running seeds saving campaigns and more.
The Arkbound Foundation
is a charity that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing. We run projects that empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds to get their voices heard, supporting books with important social and environmental themes and we mentor aspiring authors.
is a leading-edge provider of sustainability education that promotes thriving communities within planetary boundaries via Ecovillage Design Education courses, an E-learning programme “Design for Sustainability,” and specific activities in the Global South.
International Simultaneous Policy Organisation
invites citizens around the world to use their votes in a powerful new way to encourage governments to cooperate to solve global problems – problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, social injustice, and to promote localization.
Localise West Midlands
is a think tank, campaign group and consultancy working towards a more just and sustainable economy through localisation. Covering the West Midlands of England with occasional work further afield.
is a regular permaculture social event in London that shows feature-length and short films on subjects from the whole permaculture spectrum of interests, accompanied by talks from people involved in local and national projects.
is a centre for cutting-edge learning. Our work is to inspire, challenge and question ourselves as co-inhabitants of the world, to ask the questions we all struggle to find answers to and to find sound knowledge, intuition and wonder in our search for solutions.
Steady State Manchester
is concerned about increasing wealth inequality, climate change and financial instability, Steady State Manchester believes an alternative approach to economic development in the city and region is essential so that all can live well and within planetary limits. We encourage organisations to actively pursue ‘viable economics’ for a safe and good future for us all.
is a learning forum for schools to encourage critical thinking, empathy and unlearning. Topics covered include: Climate Change, Culture and Stereotypes, Food, Waste, Happiness, Faith and many more.
Totnes REconomy Project
the main objective is to create a new kind of community-led economic development that would create an abundance of opportunity for people to meet their needs, and to do so in ways that work with natural systems, are inclusive and fair, and that generally increase the well being of the entire community.
is a locally owned family business, founded in 1974 with the vision of establishing a community natural health. Products are sourced locally, organically, and ethically via fair trade and direct trade channels. Cambridge Naturals is a certified Sustainable Business leader and part of various “Local First” initiatives.
Center for Global Justice
engages in local community support and outreach to promote and advance initiatives and movements toward social justice, grassroots empowerment and democracy, as well as environmental sustainability. The Center is also devoted to critical analysis of the processes and impacts of globalization, both locally and internationally.
CODEPINK/Growing A Local Peace Economy
promotes the peace economy model, which encourages us to reinvest in our local communities and calls for creating cultural, social and economic models that cultivate a sense of respect, and uplift all people… not just a select few.
Eat Local NY
is an online marketplace showcasing products that are exclusively made in New York. The goal is to create a streamlined flow of products that will strengthen local food systems and support local economies.
Herbal Education Center
provides education about plant-based medicines derived from primarily bioregional plants that are harvested ethically, sustainably and with the utmost concern for future plant communities and their resiliency.
Holy Cross International Justice Office
unites the social justice work of the four Congregations of the Holy Cross, with particular focus on global economic justice, ecological sustainability, the rights of marginalized peoples, peacemaking and nonviolence.
Local First Arizona
empowers individuals to build the life they want in their local community. Together we can create a stronger economy, a more vibrant community, and better job opportunities for Arizonans.
Our Common Heart
supports indigenous people worldwide in the survival of their ancestral knowledge and practices and in the wise choice of future development, with the aim of cultivating thriving, self-reliant, and enduring modern communities in kinship with nature.
Schumacher Center for a New Economics
educates the public about an economics that supports both people and the planet, through programs that work to build strong local economies, including local currencies, community land trusts, community supported industry, and more.
focuses on creating a compassionate and sustainable world through personal, community and cultural transformation. Simply Living also serves as a Transition Hub in the US Transition Network.
Small Farm Training Centre
is a working organic farm that teaches the ABC’s of local food production and cow husbandry on 1200 acres in Southern Mississippi, while emphasizing the spiritual aspects of localization.
Village Design Institute
is an educational non-profit organization focused on creating and disseminating a scientific, multi-disciplinary knowledge-base to inform the design and development of sustainable community models for the 21st century.
to create and nurture a dynamic alliance of Small holder Farmer Organizations, or SFOs, that promotes organic farming, processing and marketing, in partnership with PELUM Zimbabwe Service Provider Organizations or SPOs, to uplift the welfare of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe through participatory ecological land use planning and management.