This post highlights two upcoming events that are not organized by Deep Green Resistance — World Localization Day (June 21st) and a Wild Mind workshop. We support these events as being in line with some of our core principles (anti-capitalist, pro-community, and ecologically embedded), in the spirit of solidarity rather than total ideological agreement. If you would like us to promote your event and reach a larger audience, please contact us.
World Localization Day — June 21st, 2020
About World Localization Day
Failing supply lines have called into question the wisdom of depending, even for our most basic needs, on production the other side of the world — a dependence that undermines local communities everywhere and places intolerable stress on the environment.
At the same time, many people have come to appreciate the value of a slower-paced, less stressful life: one that offers more time for friends and family, for baking, for growing a garden.
And, of course, we are more aware than ever before of the importance of our physical health. From sad experience, we now understand that wellbeing is the ultimate priority.
Public opinion seems to have turned firmly against going back to “business as usual”. So where do we go instead? This event will argue that a new economic paradigm is required. It’s called localization.
What is Localization?
Localization is about supporting local shops, local farms and farmers’ markets, local businesses. It’s about keeping money within the community. It’s about investing in the place where you live – financially, emotionally, practically. It’s about building on the resources of the area, both human and natural, and living within ecological limits.
For more information: www.worldlocalizationday.org
Organizing body: Local Futures (www.localfutures.org)
Wild Mind for Activists and Revolutionaries: Partnering with Earth & Dreams
Sept 26 -30 in Hood River, Oregon
Online Wild Mind for Activists
June 26 – 30, 10 -11:30 Mountain Time, 5-6pm MT (optional participation thru recording if you can’t make 1/2 of these times related to time zone).