Community Relocalization Directory: A Guide for Relocalizing our Communities
Perhaps as a backlash against globalized commerce, many people are increasingly interested in relocalization, i.e., consuming food, products, and services that are grown, produced, and administered locally. A community interested in promoting relocalization can create a directory of local businesses, locally produced products, and relocalization organizations and programs. According to Post Carbon Institute, such a directory can both encourage people to “buy local” and help the community identify economic resources it already has available (or lacks) for relocalization efforts.
Sustainability Officers interested in either creating a Community Relocalization Directory or updating an existing Community Relocalization Directory can refer to Post Carbon Institute's “Develop a Community Relocalization Directory: A Guide for Relocalizing our Communities.” The guide presents the goals, roles, steps, tools, and timeframe involved in creating a Community Relocalization Directory. Specifically, the guide details the following steps of a Community Relocalization Directory development process as well as additional useful resources availible for reference:
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