About Local Future
Local Future is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization according to the IRS in this letter of determination.
Local Future is incorporated in Michigan.
Board of Directors
Local Future's 2013 Board of Directors:
Local Future was born October 13, 2005 as a peak oil newsletter titled "Our Local Future" (PDF) and email distribution list, in coordination with a free public screening of the documentary film: The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream by independent film maker Gregory Greene of Toronto.
Earlier, in August 2005, founder Aaron Wissner first read about peak oil, after researching the cause of rising gasoline prices, and finding the web site: Life After the Oil Crash by attorney Matt Savinar of California.
Since then, Local Future has been developed into a non-profit educational organization, featuring free online video talks, live local events, training session, and conferences.
In 2011, Local Future organized the International Conference on Sustainability, Transition and Culture Change: Vision, Action, Leadership bringing together visionaries, activists and leaders; along with hosting a half-dozen community events, and publishing over ten hours of outstanding high definition talks to the internet.
In 2010, Local Future organized a speaking tour featuring finance researcher Nicole Foss of "The Automatic Earth" web site; organizing a The Conference on the Future: Energy, Economy, and Environment; publishing free selected videos of talk to the Internet; and building an online education study network.
In 2009, Local Future organized the second Conference on Michigan's Future; sponsoring various free community education events; organizing a "Training for Transition"; published for free ten full length videos on themes of energy, economy and environment; and published all audio recording and slide presentations from the conference to the Internet for free download.
In 2008, Local Future sponsored or cosponsored 27 free community education events including films, discussions, and guest speakers; hosted two major conferences on energy, economy and environment with attendance of around 200 each; and published for free ten educational talks to the Internet.