"Localisation has to be the way forward for a Europe that wants more jobs, better social conditions, AND an improved environment, and at the same time a non-exploitative relationship with Eastern Europe and the developing world."
-Caroline Lucas, MEP for the South East of England
A vibrant, diverse local economy is a healthy and resilient economy. Meeting local needs locally can mean less pollution and CO2 emissions from unnecessary transport, as well as providing economic opportunities. Some have tried to argue that this approach is anti-trade. Others contend it is just anti dependence on trade.
Action Ideas Edit
- 6 keep trade local petition, Deadline to sign up by: March 6 2009
- 23 Parliamentary Private Members’ Ballot. 7 MPs will top the list and they will each then choose a Bill to adopt.Local Works are urging supporters to bombard them with requests to adopt the Sustainable Communities Bill.
- Campaigning to save local shops and services
- Local Works Campaign for a Sustainable Communities Bill
Within Wikipedia the term 'localization' is used for a variety of meanings, but none which seem close to the way in which the term is used here. The closest meaning to 'local needs met locally' appears to be in the following article
Wanted pages and external links
- Totally Locally Ltd
- Local United, diffusing practical initiatives in response to climate change and peak oil
- Pub is the Hub
- Shop Locally
- Bio Regional
- Village Retail Services Association
- Local Food Works
- UK LETS
- Time Banks UK
- Campaign for Community Banking Services