World Localization  Day

Sign up below for your free pass to our month of films and conversations celebrating the localization of our economies, communities and food systems.

Helena Norberg-Hodge and Morag Gamble

Join Helena Norberg-Hodge (Founder: Local Futures) and Morag Gamble (Founder: Permaculture Education Institute) in conversation at our 29 June Masterclass. Sign up below for details.

Join us in our World Localization Day celebrations ALL June.

The Permaculture Education Institute partners with Local Futures each year to celebrate World Localization Day — not only on June 21, but throughout the month of June. This will be our 5th year.

This year we will be:

  • Hosting local action conversations as part of our global Permaculture Educators Program
  • Hosting a free global online screening of five films
  • Live Masterclass and conversation with World Localization Day founder and Right Livelihood Award recipient, Helena Norberg-Hodge

Localization Film: Ancient Futures

Ancient Futures is much more than a film about Ladakh. The breakdown of Ladakh’s culture and environment forces us to re-examine what we really mean by “progress” – not only in the ‘developing’ parts of the world, but in the industrialized world as well. 

Localization Film: Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy while highlighting the multiple benefits of economic localization.

Localization Film: Planet Local

Planet Local gives voice to a growing number of people building a more beautiful world. Featuring grassroots activists from every continent alongside internationally known figures like Noam Chomsky, Gabor Maté, Naomi Klein,and Jane Goodall.

Localization Masterclass with Helena

Join Morag Gamble live in conversation with the founder of Local Futures, and the international pioneer of the localization movement, Helena Norberg-Hodge to explore how we can grow the movement and foster ecological economies, thriving communities and healthy local food systems.

Free 4-part podcast series

Learn how you can contribute to thriving communities and healthy local food systems with this free 4-part conversation series between Permaculture Education Institute founder Morag Gamble and World Localization Day founder Helena Norberg-Hodge.

Part 1 – The Global Economy

WLD Part 1 - Global Economy

Take a deep dive into the impacts of the global economy on the wellbeing of people and the planet, as Helena outlines her call for re-localization and why permaculture is such a big part of the solution.

Part 2 – The Food System

WLD Part 2 - The Food System

Learn why Helena firmly believes re-localising the food system is central to creating a shift in our global economy, restoring communities and regenerating landscapes.

 Part 3 – Community & Ecology

WLD Part 3 - Community & Ecology

Drawing on her experience working with indigenous communities around the world, Helena outlines the importance of community and ecology — connecting people and place.

Part 4 – Big Picture Activism

WLD Part 4 - Big Picture Activism

Where do we spend our energy as activists to have the most impact possible? Helena explores the concept of acting locally and globally simultaneously and what role permaculture can play.

Listen to past localization masterclasses

About Morag Gamble

Permaculture Education Institute founder Morag Gamble

Morag is a global leader of the permaculture movement for change.

An award-winning teacher and designer, Morag has almost three decades of permaculture education experience. Since founding the Permaculture Education Institute, she has helped transform the lives of thousands of students across six continents.

She also leads Ethos Foundation, has a global following via her popular Our Permaculture Life YouTube channel and blog, and is a podcaster, filmmaker, magazine contributor and writer.

About Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena is an author, filmmaker and pioneer of the new economy movement.

Helena is founder of the international non-profit organisation, Local Futures, and convenor of World Localization Day. She has authored inspirational books including Ancient Futures and Local is Our Future and produced the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness.

For her work, Helena has received the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award and the Goi Peace Prize.