Localise West Midlands
30 Jun 2009
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Local Economic Solutions For Sustainability
This website is part of a not-for-profit think-tank, campaign group and consultancy, which promotes localisation for social, environmental and economic benefit. It exists to promote the environmental, social and economic benefits of:
∑ Local trading, using local businesses, materials and supply chains
∑ Linking local needs to local resources
∑ Development of community and local capacity
∑ Decentralisation of appropriate democratic and economic power
∑ Provision of services tailored to meet local needs.
This localisation approach makes economic development and government systems more sensitive to local autonomy, culture, wellbeing and the responsible use of finite resources, and is growing in popularity with people and organisations all over the world.
Localisation helps build social capital, targets regeneration to meet local needs, maximises local job creation, and reduces transport and CO2 emissions.
To find out more about how you can get involved and what the group are achieving do visit their website.
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