Economics of Happiness: Community Localization Deep Dive and Discussion

Join us for a deep dive into the benefits of localization and how bottom up and top down strategies are implementing solutions that revitalize our communities.

Suggested price: $5.00

Minimum price: $0.00


Tuesday, December 7 at 7 pm EST via Zoom

This discussion course is based on the award-winning film, Economics of Happiness (EOH), developed by Helena Norberg-Hodge and her team at the International Society for an Ecological Culture ( Each session includes content from the EOH film or related media, a presentation that frames and explores the topic in greater depth, and class discussions based on selected readings in the booklet Localization: Essential Steps to an Economics of Happiness. Participants can attend any or all classes. 

In this session we will explore the many ways our communities benefit when localization is a priority. To learn more about the topic, check out this reading on the benefits of localization to understand how localization can serve as an antidote to the negative impacts of globalization. You can view short films that address this topic here. Come prepared to discuss how localization is happening in Columbus and central Ohio.

Chuck Lynd is the facilitator, and he will share his experience of leading a coalition of local organizations engaged in Local Food, Locally owned retail goods and services, Local micro loans to entrepreneurs, Local community banks and credit unions, and local businesses and advocacy groups. As we like to say: Eat Local, Buy Local, Bank Local, Invest Local, and LIVE Local. The session is free or consider a free will donation. The zoom link will be sent to you after registering.