Going Local: Hope in Time of Crisis with Helena Norberg-HodgeMay 15, 2020
Inspired by decades of work in the ancient Buddhist culture of Ladakh, Helena Norberg-Hodge and her organisation, Local Futures, have been promoting an economic shift from global to local since the 1980s. In this talk, she will spell out how the seemingly endless series of crises we face - from climate change and pandemics, to poverty and epidemics of depression - are connected. They are either caused or exacerbated by our global economic system, and strengthening local and regional economies worldwide is the systemic antidote. Helena will describe how rebuilding our connections to one another and to the natural world can restore ecological health, rebuild secure livelihoods, and nurture peace and deeper human contentment.