Sunday, September 13, 2009

Local is Green

When you support local vs. big box, money stays in your hood (68 cents on the dollar), sometimes it supports projects in your hood, and your neighborhoods attract other good businesses.

Here's how the 3/50 Project works:
3 - pick three stores you would be upset left your neighborhood.
50 - if half of the U.S. population spent $50 bucks in local businesses, it would generate $42.6 billion dollars. If 3/4 of the employed population did this, it would be significant

we think it's important because you also minimize the impact of shipping online AND you often have more control making suggestions for the kind of green products you want to see in stores when you get access to the owner and manager at a small independent store.

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