Show #262 – Helena Norberg-Hodge: Local Is Our Future


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And on this week’s show!

Helena Norberg-Hodge is this week’s show guest, continuing our planet series on asking the biggest questions we can and finding the simplest, local solutions we can. So if you’re interested in local-economy thinking and seeing how we can move forward, this is the show for you. I adored this conversation with Helena – what an opportunity to learn from someone in the field of true environmentalism for so long. 

About Helena Norberg-Hodge:

HELENA NORBERG-HODGE is a pioneer of the new economy movement and recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award, and the Goi Peace Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.” She is the author of the inspirational classic Ancient Futures, and Local is Our Future (2019). She is co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home and From the Ground Up, and producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of Local Futures and The International Alliance for Localisation, and a founding member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, the International Forum on Globalization, and the Global Ecovillage Network.

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Other helpful links:


Instagram: @localfutures_ and @helenanorberghodge

Facebook: @LocalFutures.TheEconomicsofHappiness



Enjoy the show,






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