A photo of our neighbors calf at the bottom of our driveway this morning. She was summoning this question as I drove past..
"What does local mean to YOU?"
If someone asked you to define 'local' and/or 'localization', what would you say?
The following are some ideas inspired by Local Futures.
A cultural turning towards Nature, towards community,
towards diversity – towards life.
An expression of our need for connection – both to others
and to all living beings.
A renewed respect for the feminine, the indigenous,
the embodied, the whole.
An embrace of the small, the slow,
the humble, the everyday.
So what does that mean in practice?
Shifting from dependence on global corporations towards
local and regional economies.
Building or supporting place-based
institutions or cultures.
Shortening the distances between
producer and consumer.
So what does that mean for you?
Share your thoughts with us, and join our community!
We are proud to be a member of the International Alliance of Localization, an offshoot of Local Futures. You can learn more about their inspiring work by watching the videos below and checking their Localization Action Guide linked here and in the image at left.
Let's endeavor to make 2024 a year of localization!