Are you a Localist?

Localists envision a global network of human-scale, interconnected local economies that meet the basic needs of all people, support just and democratic societies, work in harmony with local ecosystems, and foster joyful community life. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

If you believe...

Ownership Matters

With local ownership comes local accountability—local owners care about our place, just like we do. And having more local businesses means higher per capita income, more jobs, and real resiliency in our local economy.

Place Matters

When we choose and cultivate diverse, local resources—food, energy, raw materials, finance, and other locally made goods and services —we develop a deep respect for the natural and human resources of our place.

Opportunity Matters

Every man for himself? No. We know that real security comes from real community; we’re all better off when we’re all better off. We can rebuild the middle by decentralizing power and ownership, and engaging in fair trade.  

Nature Matters

All wealth originates from nature. Without respecting the natural ecosystems of the animals, plants, soil and water on which we depend, we will not have wealth or health for our own species going forward.  

What We Measure Matters

We’re motivated by new measures of success: knowledge, creativity, health, happiness, meaningful work, and the ability to provide opportunity to others.

Relationships Matter Most

Only by working together can we reconnect eaters with farmers, investors with local entrepreneurs, and business owners with the communities and natural places on which they depend. Plus, it’s way more fun!

...then join us! Membership details here.

Questions? Please contact Christine Hanna at christine @ We can't wait for you to join us!