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Press coverage of Helena's work in English and non-English media. You’ll find articles, interviews, podcasts, videos, and more...

UNESCO-UNFCCC Webinar Series #6 (ENG)
TEDxEQCHCH - Helena Norberg-Hodge - The Economics of Happiness

TEDxEQCHCH - Helena Norberg-Hodge - The Economics of Happiness

Part of the process of re-imaging Christchurch is taking a look at our place in the world, and in particular the rapid cultural shifts we've seen in the short existence of the city that urbanisation and the shift in economics have driven. One presenter who can help inform us about these issues is Helena Norberg-Hodge. Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) and its predecessor, the Ladakh Project. She is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals such as The Ecologist, Resurgence, and YES! magazine. Norberg- Hodge's ground-breaking work in the Himalayan region of Ladakh is internationally recognized, and earned her the Right Livelihood Award. A particular focus of Norberg-Hodge's is the impact of the global economy on culture and agriculture and in particular the root causes of our social and environmental crises. She is on the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, launched with the support of the government of Tuscany. She is also a member of the editorial board of The Ecologist magazine and a co-founder of the International Forum on Globalisation and the Global Eco-village Network. TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


Localisation with Helena Norberg-Hodge  Earthed, September, 2023.
An Indictment Against the Dark Side of Economic Globalization with Helena Norberg-Hodge  Great Minds, 2023.

Conversations & Interviews

Voices of Meltingpot - Helena Norberg-Hodge  Meltingpot, January 30, 2024.

Future Paradigms with Lyla June Johnston, Manish Jain, Bayo Akomolafe and Helena Norberg-Hodge  Amisha Ghadiali, all that we are, October 12, 2023.

Rethinking Globalization with Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Perkins  Meltingpot 2023, July 7, 2023.
World Localization Day with Helena Norberg-Hodge  Amar La Tierra Ibiza Podcast, June 21, 2023. Available in Spanish language here.

Why is life getting harder and faster? The need to embrace localism  The Examined Life Podcast, June 10, 2023.
Gift of Local Interdependence with Pat McCabe-Woman Stands Shining and Helena Norberg-Hodge  Maternal Gift Economy Movement, June 10, 2023.

Resisting the Global Monoculture through Localization  Death in the Garden, April 20, 2023.

An Alternative Story of Progress  World of Wisdom, March 2, 2023.

Interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge  Dylan Bagnasco, Land Ethic, November 3, 2022.

Connecting to the Local, Expanding Our Selves  Benjamin Freud, Coconut Thinking, October 23, 2022.

Our Ancient Futures  by Joel Krieger and Pavani Yalla, Outside In, October 20, 2022.

Globalization vs Localization  Dave and Steve, The Happy Pear Podcast, June, 2022.

World Localization Day for ‘Crisis-Ridden’ Global System  Catherine Early, The Ecologist, April 27, 2022.

“Localization” Can Help Free the Planet From Neoliberal Globalization • an interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge, Truthout, January 2, 2022. (Also published by Znet and by The Rozenberg Quarterly).

How Greed has Skewed Reality •  Marc Buckley, Inside Ideas, September 21, 2021.

On Radical Cultural Change • Helena Norberg-Hodge, by William Powers, Earth Island Journal, Spring 2020

Going Local: Hope in a time of Crisis - Interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge The Echo, February 25, 2020

Interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge The Echo, February 14, 2020

To Heal the Planet We Must First Heal Ourselves •  Ella Liascos, Gobe Magazine, December 2019

Why Local is Beautiful • Mandy Nolan, Echo Netdaily, November 19th, 2019

Caretaking • Wendell Berry and Helena Norberg-Hodge, 2018

Interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge • Recourse, 2017

Wellbeing campaigner: society should shape business – not the other way round • Anna Leach, The Guardian, July 18, 2017

Globalization and Climate Change: A Dialogue With Graciela Chichilnisky and Helena Norberg-Hodge •   Marcus Rolle and C. J. Polychroniou, Global Policy, November 7, 2016

For Personal and Planetary Well-Being, Localize the Economy • Truthout, April 5, 2016

Globalized Monoculture Is Consuming the Planet • Truthout, March 31, 2016

The Meaning of Life and the Spiritual Connection to the Living World • Excellence Reporter, February 12, 2016

A New Call for Resistance and Renewal • Resurgence & Ecologist, July/August 2015

Talking Resilience with Helena Norberg-Hodge: Experiencing Traditional Community Resilience •  Post Carbon Institute, July 15, 2015

Learning from Ladakh: a Meeting with Helena Norberg-Hodge • Wise Attention, November 19, 2011

Helena Norberg-Hodge interview by Junko Edahiro • Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society, February 8, 2011

Is Localization of Agriculture Unrealistic? • David Barsamian of Z Magazine interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge, January 13, 2010


Nothing is Black, Nothing is White • Muhlis Soysal, Medium, April, 2024.

The Power of Decentralization • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Great Transition Initiative, November, 2023.

Bristol 2023: a global movement for change comes of age • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Resurgence, May-June, 2023.

Supply Chain Failures Prove Growing Need for Localized Economies  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and Henry Coleman, Truthout, May 22, 2022.

‘Globalization explained by economist Helena Norberg-Hodge’ • Fiorella Carollo, Pressenza, International Press Agency, July 8, 2021  

Localisation Debate •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Echo, June 25, 2021

Pat McCabe is a Voice for Peace • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dumbo Feather, June 22, 2021

A Hands Up Poll •  Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, The Echo, May 14, 2021

Johann Hari Makes Connections • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dumbo Feather, December 14, 2020

Strengthening the Beginnings of a Real Local Food Movement •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Echo, December 29, 2020

What Indigenous Wisdom Can Teach Us About Economics • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Kosmos Journal, August 3, 2020

Postscript to ‘What’s for Dinner?’ •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Rural Jersey Country Life Magazine, July 2020

Mika Tsutsumi Creates Local Pathways • Interview by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dumbo Feather, June 23rd, 2020

The Power of Going Local •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Dumbo Feather, June 4, 2020

Resist Globally, Renew Locally •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures blog, September 24, 2019

Community, connection and localism •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Ecologist, August 19, 2019

Resist Locally, Renew Globally • Contribution to GTI Forum Think Globally, Act Locally?, Helena Norberg-Hodge , August 2019

Local is Our Future •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures blog, July 18, 2019

Localisation: The Pathway to Human Connection •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine, June 27th, 2019

Close to Home: ‘Why Local Food is the Future’ •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Positive News, June 25 2019

Big Picture Activism Challenges Economic Growth •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Echo, January 31, 2019

Buddhism in the Global Economy •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, from The Fall 2005 issue of Inquiring Mind, January 29, 2019

Local heroes • Helena Norberg-Hodge outlines how localising economic activity could halt ecological breakdown, Transform IEMA, December 14h, 2018

Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, TruthOut, December 1st, 2018

To Leave or Remain: Dichotomy or Distraction? •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures, October 10, 2018

A Strategic Solution to Globalised Authoritarianism •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, The Echo, May 22, 2018

Localization: a Strategic Alternative to Globalized Authoritarianism •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures blog, May 12, 2018

Contribution to GTI Roundtable Vivir Bien •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, February 2018

Review of From Global to Local, the Making of Things and the End of Globalization •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Resurgence Issue 306 • January/February 2018  

Book Review: From Global to Local – the Making of Things and the End of Globalization •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures blog, November 2, 2017

Is the current globalised economic model compatible with solving climate change? •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, UNA-UK Climate 2020, September 18, 2017

Trump Trauma •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures blog, April 4, 2017

Local Economies: Tipping the Scale • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Resurgence Issue 299, November/December 2016

Britain And The EU: Beyond The False Dichotomy Huffington Post, July 8, 2016

Why Global Capital Fears ‘Brexit’ •  Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures blog, June 13, 2016

The Challenges Ahead • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Resurgence Issue 296, May/June 2016 (Resurgence 50)

A New Call for Resistance and Renewal • Helena Norberg-Hodge, Resurgence Issue 291, July/August 2015

Strengthening Local Economies: The Path to Peace? • Tikkun Magazine, July 29, 2015

About Helena

Happy 75th Birthday, Helena! • The Echo, January 13, 2021

Helena Norberg-Hodge receives Arthur Morgan Award • The Echo, January 10, 2018

Byron Bay Woman Wins Goi Peace Award • ABC Northcoast NSW, July 18, 2012

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