Name: Local Futures http://www.localfutures.org
Type: Not for profit organisation, established 1978
Mission Statement: Local Futures’ (ISEC) mission is to protect and renew ecological and social well being by promoting a systemic shift away from economic globalization towards localization. Through its “education for action” programs, Local Futures develops innovative models and tools to catalyze collaboration for strategic change at the community and international level
Peace-promoting activities: Local futures provides support for communities to develop food security and other securities that underpin peace.
Local Futures/International Society for Ecology and Culture is a charitable organisation whose mission is to promote systemic solutions to today’s environmental, social and economic crises. Our in-depth educational work seeks to reveal the root causes of those crises — from unemployment to climate change, from ethnic conflict to loss of biodiversity — while promoting grassroots and policy-level strategies for ecological and community renewal.
For over three decades Local Futures, and its predecessor, The Ladakh Project, have organised, hosted and delivered hundreds of lectures, film screenings, workshops and international conferences across the world — from the Tibetan plateau to the UK, from Australia to South Africa, Japan and the USA.
Local Futures regularly participates in events ranging in size from informal community meetings to large international gatherings. They also produce books, articles, pamphlets and films. Local Futures materials are used in high school and university classrooms internationally and have been invaluable resources for individuals and NGOs in every corner of the world. In total their books and films have been translated into nearly 50 different languages.