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The Economics of Happiness is an award-winning documentary film that spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy. Importantly, the film also highlights the many benefits of a shift towards the local and showcases some of the steps people are already taking worldwide. Featuring interviews with Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, and other inspiring thinkers and activists. 


Communities are coming together to re-build more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm…

as we move in this direction we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well-being.


In partnership with Local Futures, we are inviting everyone to watch the film for free the entire month of July.


It's clear that there's no "back to normal" so what comes next?

A new human story founded on the principles of connection and diversity is emerging. It's called: Localization

Localization simply means shortening the distance between producers and consumers wherever possible. It is about ensuring that business conforms to the needs of democracy and genuine sustainability. For individuals it means emphasizing what makes life meaningful: connection with others and with the natural world. 


Watch Recodings of the World Localization Day Program! A visionary online festival of inspirational talks, interviews, films, humour and music. Both the original and a shorter version are available for all to access online! Register for free or by donation at, and you will be sent a link to all the content. If you're a World Localization Day ticket holder, the link in your original email is still valid.

Presenters include: Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Russell Brand, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Charles Eisenstein, Plus: Annie Lennox, Brian Eno, Chris Hedges, Jane Goodall, Iain McGilchrist, Johann Hari, Alice Waters, Gail Bradbrook, Joanna Macy, Pat McCabe, Alnoor Ladha, Bayo Akomolafe and many more.

Registration by Sliding-Scale donation:

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