There are many efforts to localize (or, in older communities where older lifeways can be re-asserted, relocalize) to avoid dangerous remote dependencies in water, food and infrastructure. While modern science provides climate change and biodiversity and environmental health arguments to reduce energy consumption, materials use, and involvement in conflicts elsewhere, many traditional lifeways, e.g. those of Mennonites or Inuit or even quite sophisticated cultures such as Meiji Japan, were extremely effective at avoiding any such dependencies.

There are many regulatory barriers however to adapting, and so efforts to localize typically require direct support by all levels of government, or at least an agreement not to interfere. In Canada this means:


At all levels such efforts require:



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