Bale LogoA Center for Local Economy Initiatives

Grounded in gratitude and deep awareness of our planetary challenge, BALE (Building A Local Economy) engages in its grassroots community work from our home in the White River watershed of Vermont. BALE believes we needed to build appropriately scaled solutions from the ground up, taking back, as much as possible, our economy, our culture, and our democratic instruments by re-injecting humanity and authentic relationships into all that we do. Bringing all folks, respectfully, to this awareness is the great challenge of our time. BALE sees itself as a very small part of an emerging global story… working for both practical on-the-ground solutions as well as committing to an inside-out approach to fundamental social change.

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Localize the Economy: Build Resilient Communities

BALE hosts year-long series focusing on transition, the ‘new economy,’ localization and well-being.

The globalized economy drives (common) wealth into the hands of the 1% while the majority of the planet lives in scarcity. There is a powerful antidote to that story that we are all too familiar with. Here comes a full series of programs that offers solutions that are, literally, in our hands… if only we commit and take concerted action. BALE is offering over a dozen programs this fall and winter on the many aspects of the changes we face, what we can do, and how we can engage our communities in changing the story from the scarcity of a globalized economy to the resilience and abundance of localization.