A celebration of ecological economies, community and local food.
Endorsed by: “The lesson we can learn from the past is to act locally even while thinking globally… I therefore wish the World Localization Day every success” “I have known Helena Norberg-Hodge since the 1970s, and greatly admire and appreciate her work. I wish World Localization Day, and all those involved, the very best of success”
“The lesson we can learn from the past is to act locally even while thinking globally… I therefore wish the World Localization Day every success”
“I have known Helena Norberg-Hodge since the 1970s, and greatly admire and appreciate her work. I wish World Localization Day, and all those involved, the very best of success”
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Local Futures hosted World Localization Day for the first time in 2020. Diverse people & groups from around the world came together in an inspiring online program to celebrate localization and speak up for a global to local shift.
In 2021, with help from 80 partner organizations in 30 different countries, we created an even more ambitious month-long program that included international webinars, online conferences, face-to-face events, local food feasts, seed festivals, and more.
A quiet revolution is emerging: a worldwide movement for localization.
World Localization Day 2020 film
Two hours of thought-provoking interviews, inspiring localization stories, film clips, music, and comedy.
The film features more than 100 voices from across the world, including Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Brian Eno, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Joanna Macy, Charles Eisenstein, Iain McGilchrist, Johann Hari, Pat McCabe, Alnoor Ladha, and Bayo Akomolafe.
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Explore the full 4-hour program, as well as additional webinars and inspiring conversations that made up the WLD2020 program.
Co-creating a global movement for localization.
We have collected short video messages from the global localization movement. Listen to Seetha Ananthasivan, founder of Bhoomi College in India here, and browse through our extensive collection of other inspiring short videos, all to celebrate the power of local.
Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey (Great Britain), Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UK, USA, Zimbabwe.
Our global partners include: Agroecology X · Alliance of Agriculture for Food · Alter Nativa · Architecture Centre · Asian Peasant Coalition · Aula del Mar · Australian Earth Laws Alliance · Ayuntamiento de Xalapa · Bhoomi College · Bhopal Medical Appeal · Bioma · Center for Educational Practice and Policies · Cape Town TV · Digo Bikas Institute · Ecologistas en Acción · Economia della felicità Italia · EcoUni · Frocal · Future Dreaming · Social Climate · Global Ecovillage Network Japan · Global Tapestry of Alternatives · Greenz · Gunna Jung · HearthFire Gathering at the Mullumbimby Commons · IUCN Med · Institute of Wellbeing · Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union · Kalpavrisksh · KMP, the Peasant Movement of the Philippines · Lab 2050 · Local Futures Ladakh · Local Spark Torbay · Lokalekonomidagarna · Mangiasano · Miguel Angel Escalona · Mobilized.News · National Coalition of Natural Farming · New Economy Network Australia · Núcleo Muda · Organic Tuscany · Patricia Moguel Viveros · Peliti · Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific · Post Growth Institute · Rancho Limón · Regenerative Songlines Australia · Ruby Reed · Sambhavna Clinic Bhopal · SCOOP, The Sustainable Cooperative · Shikshantar · Sloth Club · Solidarité Rurale · Suma Yapu · Svet Tvorivo · The Climate Journey · The Cottage Market · Tianguis Alternativo de Puebla · Tipping Point Foundation · Totnes REconomy Project · Tosepan Titataniske · Transition Japan · University of London SOAS Law, Environment and Development Centre · University of Malaga · Universidad de Puebla · Universidad de Veracruz · Uri Fruchtmann · Uruna Bay Retreat · Utopies · Vikalp Sangam · WellGood Projects · Xalapa Secretaria de Desarrollo Económico y Portuario · Ximena Celis · YoCo, the York Central Co-Owned Neighbourhood · Youth Climate Emergency Action of Korea · ZIMSOFF, the Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers’ Forum.
Local Food Feasts
Everyone needs food on a daily basis. Even small changes in the way it’s produced and distributed can have profound impacts on the Earth, the economy, and our health.
Food and farming were at the center of World Localization Day 2021. People in 27 countries hosted celebrations of their local food economy — from family dinners at home to large social gatherings with neighbors, friends and colleagues.
View our collection of local food feast photos and videos here.
Short videos about localization
Looks at the many environmental, social and health costs of the global food system, and the multiple benefits of local food economies. (3 minutes)
This video describes the path that led to today’s socially and environmentally destructive global economy, and a healthier path we can start on right now. (8 minutes)