For four decades, Local Futures has been promoting an international movement for localization. As part of this work, we have organized a series of international Economics of Happiness conferences that bring together prominent local and international thinkers and activists to share ideas, inspiration and strategies, and to learn about localization initiatives springing up from the grassroots. This film is a brief celebration of those conferences.
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In the high altitude desert of the Tibetan Plateau, Ladakhi people have carved a living from the mountains for a thousand years. Tourism in Ladakh, first commencing in 1974, has developed into a robust industry with new economic opportunities, yet has also placed growing pressure on the ecology, architecture, local food systems, and traditions of Ladakh. Mindful Travel in Ladakh promotes responsible tourism by offering tourists ways to minimize their impact on Ladakh’s traditional culture and fragile environment.
Produced by Local Futures
Edited & Written by Wilder Nicholson
Narrated by Brian Emerson
This short film pokes fun at the insane trade in food that is typical of the global economy. Visit localfutures.org to download a fully-referenced factsheet that explains insane trade in greater detail.
Michael Shuman is a leading expert on community economics and the advantages of small-scale businesses in the era of globalization. He is the Director of Local Economy Programs for Telesis Corporation (a nonprofit affordable housing company), a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute, and a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. This is his talk at Big Picture Activism Australia, an event organized by Local Futures.