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Economics of Happiness
12/10/2016 at 13:48. Facebook
An excellent preview of topics we'll be covering at our webinar on December 14th. Register at [ Localfutures.org Link ]

Localism in the Age of Trump

Economics of Happiness
12/10/2016 at 05:11. Facebook
Come discuss what our economic future might look like in a 100% renewable energy world.
What happens when the mines close?
A positive story of the potential of a return to local agriculture.

“I do think it’s a dying industry, and I think that if we could get the passion of these ex-coal miners involved in a new agricultural business, that it could flourish.”

A West Virginia Family Leaves Coal for Local Food—And Wants to Help Others Do the Same

Local knowledge, local connection and local stewardship - the key to survival.

‘One thing governments could do to ensure caribou survive and thrive in the face of development: Listen to the people who have shared the area with caribou for countless years.’

Indigenous People Hold The Key To Caribou Survival

Economics of Happiness
12/08/2016 at 18:58. Facebook
From despair to hope - rejuvenating a local community in Detroit.

‘In Harris' vision, vacant lots can turn into a greenhouse-to-café food system where people do community gardening and urban green space, and an abandoned gas station can turn into a farmers market and a café.’

Avalon Village: A Blighted Detroit Neighborhood Turned Eco-Village

Economics of Happiness
12/08/2016 at 12:25. Facebook
‘Community composting can help spark more interest in how food is grown and where it comes from; the process can encourage local gardening, as seen in Los Angeles; and keeping waste more local can help raise awareness about environmental challenges’ - and it can, indeed, also provide a local economic opportunity!

Is Community Composting an Emerging Economic Opportunity?

Economics of Happiness
12/07/2016 at 23:16. Facebook
If you support the kind of work we do in Ladakh, please consider contributing to this campaign to build a Ladakhi 'alternative university' for traditional knowledge. We're very excited about this project!

Join the Next Learning Revolution

Economics of Happiness
12/07/2016 at 22:34. Facebook
In a nutshell, George Monbiot articulates the root cause behind the chaos happening right now…

‘Under the onslaught of the placeless, transnational capital that McDonald’s exemplifies, democracy as a living system withers and dies. The old forms and forums still exist – parliaments and congresses remain standing – but the power they once contained seeps away, re-emerging where we can no...
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No country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy | George Monbiot

Economics of Happiness
12/07/2016 at 14:51. Facebook
There is a path to real change beyond Donald Trump. Come find it with us: [ Localfutures.org Link ]
Economics of Happiness
12/07/2016 at 11:51. Facebook
Simple solutions - congratulations Denmark!

“Give people options and then slowly take away space from cars and give it to bikes.”


Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen

Economics of Happiness
12/06/2016 at 19:37. Facebook
Communities across India are fighting to have their land and forest rights recognised - along with their local cultures and traditions.
Here is the story of the Maldharis of Gujarat.

“This is not government land. This is our land. We have been here for almost 500 years – and the law is on our side,”

How Gujarat's Maldharis Are Asserting Their Rights Over the Banni Grasslands

Economics of Happiness
12/05/2016 at 18:53. Facebook
Fantastic news - and a huge win for the protectors of Mother Earth!
We hope and pray this is not just a delay, but a final cancellation - and the beginning of a fundamental change in direction.

“I don’t know quite how to put into words how proud I am of our people,” Mr. Eagle said. “And I mean our people. I don’t just mean the indigenous people of this continent. I mean all the people who...
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Protesters Gain Victory in Fight Over Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Economics of Happiness
12/04/2016 at 18:59. Facebook
We agree - it's definitely time to rethink our food systems!

'Currently around 88 million tonnes of food is wasted in Europe every year, part of a global wastage of 1.3bn tonnes – enough to feed as many as two billion people, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).'

EU launches platform to fight food waste

Economics of Happiness
12/04/2016 at 10:38. Facebook
Beautiful sustainable gardens growing in downtown Detroit!

America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

Economics of Happiness
12/03/2016 at 14:37. Facebook
Going local is the best way to build an economy in service of people and planet - and not only in the US!

Join the conversation at our 'Beyond Trump' webinar: [ Localfutures.org Link ]

‘All Resistance Is Local’: A Plan of Progressive Action for the Trump Years

Economics of Happiness
12/03/2016 at 11:12. Facebook
In the pursuit of happiness...and a healthy society.

“A culture can be toxic or nourishing,” writes Thom Hartmann. If we wish to take full responsibility for health in our society, we must not only be vigilant guardians of our personal well-being, we must also work to change structures, institutions, and ideologies that keep us mired in a toxic culture.

How to Build a Culture of Good Health: Gabor Maté | Live Learn Evolve

The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led to a series of interlocking crises. Here's why a Great Deceleration is necessary "to live again with affection and beauty on this earth."

The Great Deceleration - Local Futures

Do you live in a tiny house?
Here’s an inspiring story about transitioning to a more simple way of life.

“We learn in our tiny house but also on nature walks, on field trips with our church’s home school co-op, at the children’s theater and the science museum, in Papa’s garage building birdhouses, in Nana’s sewing room making mittens, and at their uncle’s farm meeting baby animals and riding...
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Tiny House Living: How Two Families Made It Work—Teenagers, Sleepovers, Alone Time, and All

We are proud to join 420 great organizations in demanding that the 17 banks funding the Dakota Access pipeline withdraw their support immediately.

Read the letter: [ Banktrack.org Link ]
Help fund our Associate Director Tracy Worcester's project to expose the true costs of cheap meat from factory farms, and inspire people to buy from local, high-welfare farms.

Farms Not Factories - The Pig Revolution!