Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Going Local: (Part 1)

Paul Smith of Greensmith Consulting asked for possible guest bloggers on twitter and I decided to throw my hat into the ring. So, many thanks to Paul for accepting my offer for some musings on local economies. As an aside, it's interesting to me that this thing called "twitter" has introduced me to many interesting, friendly, and helpful people. Would I have connected with Paul and had the opportunity to organize some of my thoughts about local economies? Who knows... (image from sonomacounty.golocal.coop)

In any case, I'd been thinking about the re-localization (what is local, eh?) of economies for quite some time, mostly as a result of thinking about the dependence of our global supply chain on fossil fuels. I've also been wondering about our sense of "place", and how globalization has (or has not) contributed to the erosion of social capital...amongst other things.

So, my thoughts on the issue starts here:
Time to Stop Talking About Going Local, and Doing It. Here's How. (pt 1 of 2)

I hope you give it a read, and let me know what you think.