June 21, 2023, marks the fourth annual World Localization Day. People across six continents organized virtual and in-person gatherings to raise awareness of and celebrate localization.
Listen to reports from localization leaders on every continent, featuring Debra Efroymson, Keibo Oiwa, Thais Mantovani, Chris Smaje, Michelle Maloney, Nelson Mudzingwa, and others.
Visit our World Localization Day website:
Watch our 4-minute introductory video on World Localization Day highlighting the importance of building a global movement for localization.
“Solving our multiple overlapping social and environmental crises requires tackling the root cause - changing the economy and its core values, from global profiteering to relocalized sufficiency, care and health.”
“I remember going shopping on the high street, the small family businesses, the greengrocers...there was a spirit of community and togetherness back then.”
“It is the gap between who we are, fundamentally, and who we are made to be in this globalized culture that creates so much illness and dysfunctional systems.”
Listen to Seetha Ananthasivan, founder of Bhoomi College in India here, and browse through our extensive collection of other inspiring short videos, to celebrate the power of local.
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.
Our latest 50-minute film, released on World Localization Day, 2022, features grassroots activists from every continent alongside internationally known figures like Vandana Shiva, Naomi Klein, Jane Goodall, Gabor Maté, and more.
The first ever World Localization Day took place on June 21, 2020. We hosted multiple webinars and produced a film full of inspiring interviews, localization examples, music, and comedy.
Featuring Brian Eno, Joanna Macy, Charles Eisenstein, Pat McCabe, Iain McGilchrist, Alnoor Ladha, Bayo Akomolafe, and many more.