Join Local Futures for a chance to learn about localisation and “big picture activism” and find practical strategies for creating and supporting genuine spiritual, social, ecological, and economic renewal
How do we create a society that supports both people and planet? In this course, Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the localisation movement, will offer inspiration and practical tools to engage in ‘big picture activism’, which unites change at the personal, as well as political level. A range of themes will be covered, from perspectives of the global North and South, including inner transformation, community-building, holistic learning and connecting with nature.
We will delve into personal healing as a key part of societal change and draw inspiration from the works of economic and spiritual leaders, like Gandhi and E.F. Schumacher. We will explore the steps needed to move toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply connected, heartfelt relationships matter most of all.
We’ll honour the wisdom and practical knowledge of indigenous cultures and learn from the kaleidoscope of people-powered movements around the world—a source of real hope for the future. This course will give you a global perspective on localisation and equip you with practical strategies for creating and supporting genuine spiritual, social, ecological, and economic renewal.
Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the new economy movement and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goi Peace Prize. Her inspirational book Ancient Futures has been translated into more than 35 languages. She is co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home and From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture and the producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness. She also is the director of Local Futures and the International Alliance for Localization (IAL), and a founding member of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) and Global Ecovillage Network.