Show: Better World Films

Episode: BWFL 023 - What A Localized World Looks Like - Part 2 of 2

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Envisioning the Future: What would a Localized World Look Like? Part 2 of 2
The Economics of Happiness Conference 2013 - Plenary 5
Byron Bay, Australia, March 15-17

Localizing economies has immense benefits for everyone. Shortening the links between producers and consumers increases food security, lessens our environmental impact, strengthens our communities, creates more meaningful jobs and prosperity, vitalizes diversity and connects us with nature.

An extraordinary panel and audience conversation with four insightful speakers from the conference: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Adebayo Clement Akomolafe, Manish Jain, and Michael Shuman. Mick O'Regan is the host.

Localization in action across the planet. What localization is and isn't. It is an economic framework for human scale and ecological economies, fundamental change for the better. Bringing the food economy home. Better ways to think and act to nurture everyone - people and nature.

Helena Norberg-Hodge (Australia) is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). She is the author of the bestselling Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and producer of the film, The Economics of Happiness. She is a pioneer of the worldwide localisation movement and a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the 2012 Goi Peace Award.

Adebayo Clement-Akomolafe (Nigeria) is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Covenant University in Nigeria. He helped create the reality television programme “Kalengo” based on community activity. He and his wife Ijeoma were initiating co-founders of Koru, a trans-local network of cultural creatives who believe another world is possible and he is also a member of the Global Cooperative Forum in Switzerland.

Manish Jain (India) is the coordinator of Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development, and co-founder of Swaraj University, which is dedicated to the regeneration of local culture, economy and ecology. He is the editor of several books on such themes as learning societies, unlearning, gift culture, community, and tools for deep dialogue.

Michael Shuman (United States) is director of research and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. The author of Local Dollars, Local Sense, he leads community-based economic development efforts across the country. www.

The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) hosted The Economics of Happiness Conference.
Category: Education
Tags: Happiness, Economy, Local, Localize, Localise, World, Global, Banks, Credit Unions, Food, Local Food, Ecological, Social Personal, Urban, Consumers, Subsistence Farmers, Farmers, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Adebayo Clement Akomolafe, Manish Jain, Michael Shuman, Mick O'Regan
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