Buy Local

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Why should you buy local? There are all too many local, especially family-owned and co-operative, stores these days going out of business due to the low prices of cheaply made items from the massive discount department stores. Do yourself and your neighborhood a favor by supporting local shops. So, therefore, please, pay the extra half-dollar or dollar and buy a quality product from a local shop.

Buy local or don't buy at all?

Environmental Economics

Elisabeth Rosenthal at the NYTimes : But even as more Americans buy foods with the organic label, the products are increasingly removed from the traditional organic ideal: produce that is not only free of chemicals and pesticides but also grown locally on small farms in a way that protects the environment. Nevertheless, I'd still rather buy organic tomatos relative to going without in the winter.


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"Buy local" programs coming to communities throughout B.C.

Green (Living) Review

Canada : Government funding is now available to support local food producers by encouraging British Columbians to shop for food produced in their own communities. The “Buy Local Program” will offer applicants matching funds from $5,000 to $100,000 to launch or expand local food marketing campaigns. Building the local market for B.C. Now is the time to turn those ideas into new dollars for local food producers. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) VICTORIA – B.C.,

Buy local and not at the People's Republic of China

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Start this New Year of 2013, although we are already a few weeks in, with a commitment to buy from local craftsmen and -women, seamstress, farmers, etc. When, however, you buy from local producers you support local people and the local economy. Shake the hand that grows your food and the hand that makes your goods Buy local, from local growers and makers – at least as far as possible – and ideally from them direct.

Olive Season is Here: Buy Local or DIY

Green Prophet

But with olive oil prices being so low, as previously mentioned, excellent varieties of locally produced virgin olive oils are readily available at attractive prices. It’s obviously better to support local growers and producers and not those elsewhere. Picking olives the traditional way is less damaging to the fruit. The annual olive harvest is here in the Middle East again.

Buy Local…and yes, we practice what we preach

Green Life Smart Life

The water guy knew we were up in the air and gave us our deciding factor “We are a local company right out of Middletown, RI.” Why not support the local guys if we can? Not only do we get to say Buy Local and really mean it – we also got a huge savings on our monthly bill. So bye, bye Poland Spring, hello local Crystal Spring. Tagged: buying local, Crystal Spring Water. Tags: Green buying local Crystal Spring Water

Here’s why Made in the USA Matters.

Elephant Journal

Blog Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Right Livelihood Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only buy local ethical made in the usa walk the talk show why buy localHere's why Made in the USA Matters.

Green New Year’s Resolution #2 – Eat Organic and Local

Green Home Blog

Most of us take for granted the low price of milk and eggs or the fact that we can buy strawberries all winter long. So this year, for your second New Year’s resolution, go green by choosing organic, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats. Organic farms use sustainable farming methods designed to avoid causing damage to the environment, so buying organic is one of the best ways you can reduce your own environmental footprint.

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What Are Food Trucks Impact On the Environment, Neighborhoods

Green Home Blog

Tagged: Buy local , buy locally green foods , going green , green business , green living , green restaurant , organic. COMPOSTABLE BIODEGRADABLE Going Green Green Business Buy local buy locally green foods going green green business green living green restaurant organicFood trucks, more commonly known as food carts, are mobile units that sell food, usually a particular kind of food like hot dogs, pizza, or Tex/Mex.

The Importance of Buying Local

Green Living Ideas

The answer to environmental problems lies in one word: Local. Community- Localizing into your hometown environment helps to build community which creates a sustainable bond between your family and the rest of your community. Real relationships start with attention to your local community, rather than outsourcing your attention to t.v. All it takes is tapping into your local resources by establishing real, authentic relationships with the people around you.

Serenbe – The community bringing sustainability and “buy local” to a new level

Green Life Smart Life

In Rhode Island it’s easy to buy local. In a state that is approximately 1045 square miles and takes, at most, two hours to drive from the Northeast to the Southwest borders with traffic, you are essentially staying and buyinglocal&# regardless of where you travel in the state. Tagged: Green Building, green community, local living, Sustainable Design.

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So You’ve Broken Up With Lululemon—Now What?

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga buy local Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Made in Canada Made in USA organic cotton sustainable yoga clothes Many people have asked me for a list of sustainable Made in Canada and Made in the USA options for yoga clothing. Here it is!

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Gratitude for Growing our own Food. {Beginner’s Guide}

Elephant Journal

Food Green Z ADMIN Green Featured Today beginner's guide buy local farming gardening grow zone growing food new to vegetable gardening organic produceAs the rain pounded on my windows, with my wipers at maximum speed, I became overwhelmed with.

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Is the High Street making a comeback?

Green (Living) Review

One surprising comeback to the High Street, in many places and countries, despite Amazon''s impact, are the local independent bookstores and the more the merrier, I say. In order to keep revitalizing the High Street we all, as consumers, need to frequent it more and local authorities have to do their part by making the High Street more accessible in way of parking of cars and bicycles for is there is no way to leave the car or bike then people will not come to the High Street.

Black Friday promotions are starting even earlier this year

Green (Living) Review

So, therefore, before you line up, however, on Thursday night, as so many do in order to be first in line when the stores open, for those great sales - I am being sarcastic, yes - ask yourself this: "How is buying things that are made in China at discounted prices going to help the economy of the country that I am concerned about, or should be concerned about?" Boycott Black Friday by not buying anything on that day and encourage others to do so too.

America: Made in China. ~ Rachael Joy

Elephant Journal

I''m committing to buying only products that are made in the US for an entire year. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) buy local economy Independence Day middle class one percent overseas manufacturing recession US Many of our economic problems in the US are due to the increase in overseas manufacturing.

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Beanpoles and pea sticks

Green (Living) Review

Most of those poles for your beans today are imported bamboo and that certainly is not a sustainable way and neither does it benefit the local economy. For almost an eternity gardeners and growers relied for beanpoles and pea sticks on the local coppice worker and both benefited. Today, however, it is almost all that we do see and it is very rare indeed to see any locally grown and sourced beanpoles and other plant supports in use, which is rather a shame.

Ho, Ho, Hold the Wrapping! ~ Risa Rosenberg

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) buy local christmas environment environmentally friendly footprint green local mindful presents small footprint tree hugger trees wasteful wrapping paper An estimated 30 million trees are cut down just to wrap presents in the US every Christmas.

The New Face of Social Activism. ~ Stephanie Renaud

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) buy local feminism green idle no more marriage equality occupy movement repeace social activism As activists, none of us want to abandon our cause.

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2 Recipes with 1 of the Best Foods Around—Garlic. ~ Ruth Lera

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Health & Wellness buy local farmer''s market food recipe Farmer’s market or home-grown garlic is the best by far and West Coast garlic is already popping its fresh, green roots through the earth and soon there will be lush garlic scapes ready to snack on.

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10 Paths to Localism. ~ Vicki Pozzebon

Elephant Journal

“The earth is what we all have in common.” ~ Wendell Berry On a recent Monday morning over coffee with a local artisan/entrepreneur, the subject of the poet Wendell Berry came up. I credit Berry as the guru of the local economy movement, a man whose poems and essays are not only useful for direct [.].

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10 Smartphone Apps to Green Up 2013

Green Prophet

Locavore uses your phone’s GPS to make searching for in-season, local foods a breeze. Use it to find that specific local fruit you’ve been craving, or to check out what’s in-season. Cleantech, Science & Technology Astronomy bird conservation buy local Locavores night sky smartphone apps smoking sustainable food sustainable seafoodDid December gifting or a year-end bonus put a new smartphone in your hand?

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How To Reduce Food Waste (and Save Money)

Green Living Ideas

But buying too much too often and paying less attention to the ways we can save means that as much as 40 percent of the food we produce in the United States continues to get […]. Eco Home Living buy local compost food waste overconsumption TerraCycleWith supermarkets and grocery stores packed with cheap food brands and prepackaged goods, it’s no wonder we overconsume and overdispose.

How To Reduce Food Waste (and Save Money)

Green Living Ideas

But buying too much too often and paying less attention to the ways we can save means that as much as 40 percent of the food we produce in the United States continues to get […]. Eco Home Living buy local compost food waste overconsumption TerraCycleWith supermarkets and grocery stores packed with cheap food brands and prepackaged goods, it’s no wonder we overconsume and overdispose.

Bezalel, Israel’s Art Academy, Shops Imported Instead of Local for Architecture

Green Prophet

In other words, it chose not to ‘go local’ It chose, instead, to hire the Tokyo-based architecture firm Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa and Associates (aka SANAA), who will be collaborating somewhat with Nir-Kutz Architects of Tel Aviv. The decision has been met by controversy among those who feel that Bezalel should have shopped local, and selected an entirely Israeli architectural team to design this significant building.

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Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Green Prophet

With Etsy you can either shop local, supporting nearby artists and reducing the carbon emissions associated with transporting goods, or from anywhere around the world. Or if your friend is a combination Interior Design Junkie/DIY-er, check out your local upcycling studios for ideas (such as modular wooden boxes ) and try making something yourself. Instead of standard apples and honey, put some creative green thought into your Rosh Hashanah gifts this year.

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Israeli Designer Brings the Nation’s Melting Pot Aesthetic Into His Local-Themed Furniture

Green Prophet

Industrial designer Michael Tsinovsky brought together Israel’s many local styles in his ‘asli’ furniture design. When it comes to consumerism, local is almost always better for the environment and for the local economy. Local is better when you’re buying produce at the farmer’s market , when you’re supporting local artisans and craftsmen , and when you’re purchasing local design.

Etsy “Local” Stores in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Dubai

Green Prophet

Etsy, the online handmade and vintage shopping platform , has done amazing things to help people buy handmade, eco-friendly and local products. Artisans who are marketing their own products can easily set up online shops on the site, and on the buying end, Etsy has made it very easy to shop local by looking for products made and sold near you. Lifestyle & Culture buy local crafts Dubai Egypt Etsy green crafts Israel Jordan

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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Refugees, the Environment & Us.

Elephant Journal

Blog agriculture buying local consuming Earth eating meat environment making change politics trump voting with our dollarsRemember when Bernie said climate change is the biggest threat to our national security? Well, he was.

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Support Your Local Farms!

Green Life Smart Life

It’s easy to say “support your local farms.” In Rhode Island, it’s getting a lot easier to support your local farms because, believe it or not, there are so many more of them sprouting up! Tagged: agritourism, buy local, farm fresh, Farm Fresh RI, local farmers, local farms, organic food, produce, Rhode Island. After all, who wouldn’t agree with this in principle? However, spouting platitudes and actually doing what you say are two very different things.

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I took the Appstate sustainability survey and got the first question wrong!

Environmental Economics

Here is the first question and my answers: Here is the answer the survey revealed at the end of the survey: Sustainable development has a triple bottom line (AKA "the Three Es") -- a healthy environment with functioning ecosystems, economic development that engages local populations, AND social justice and equity.

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Preemptive strike

Environmental Economics

Gernot Wagner: From today’s NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show: Gernot Wagner, economist at the Environmental Defense Fund explains why the things individuals do—buying local produce, eating less meat, bringing reusable bags to the grocery store—won’t end up making much of a difference in halting global warming.

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Is the Local Food Movement Really Sustainable?

Elephant Journal

When asked why they buy local food, the stereotypical tote-bag-carrying farmer’s market customer will tell you that their reasons have a lot to do with environmental sustainability and doing their part to save the planet.

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Top Ten Eco-Friendly Toys for Kids

Green Home Blog

Buy local. Support local businesses by buying local, handmade toys. Buy fair-trade. You can help ensure the well-being of your kids and others by buying fair trade products. The Best Eco-Friendly Toys for Your Kids. Follow these ten easy suggestions to help make the best green choices for your little ones. Pick green plastics. Go green with toys made from non-toxic, recycled and recyclable plastics.

UN says small scale organic farming the way to go.


This message does not only come from ''buy-local'' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report published recently. Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It''s Too Late", comes from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

10 Easy, Eco-friendly Choices to Make at the Grocery Store

Green Home Blog

Buy in bulk. The most pesticide-heavy fruits and vegetables include berries, tree fruits like apples and peaches, and leafy greens like spinach and kale, so be sure to buy these fruits and vegetables organic to keep dangerous chemicals off your dinner table. Buy local. Support small farms and reduce the amount of energy it takes to transport food to your table by buying local, seasonal goods. Buy fair trade.

Review/Giveaway of SuperFood Snacks Organic Treats ends 11/1

Hug a Tree with Me

One solution I have adopted is making my own healthy foods; I sprout beans, buy local produce and mill my own flour. Where to Buy: SuperFood Snacks offers four flavor varieties; Chocolate Goji Treats, Green Chocolate Dream, Brazillian Chocolate Ecstasy and Chocolate Cherry Qi, They retail for $8.99 One of the biggest issues healthy eaters such as I come across often are options……actually, lack of options.

Guide to Going Local

The Green Changemakers

The second guide in the New Dream Community Action Kit will help you go local. It''s full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more. Sustainable-development Economy Economics Local Community

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The Local Multiplier Effect

The Green Changemakers

Buying local isn't just about freshness. Download pdf poster of The Local Multiplier Effect. Make your money count—more than once. 8.5x11" 364kb Source: YES Magazine

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Hawaii Seafood Council Launches Website

Conservation Hawaii

“Sustainability” and “buying local” are more than just buzzwords here in Hawaii. But choosing sustainable, local options is not always easy, particularly when it comes to seafood. They are the key to a healthy, environmentally friendly future in which we can become less dependent on imports and better stewards of our ‘aina. Competing facts, studies [.]. Environment Green Economy Living Green Sustainability Wildlife Conservation

Localism and the Internet

Green (Living) Review

By Ajax Greene: Many “buy local” campaigns are very welcoming of the local chain store on the corner, but are anti-internet. Let me be totally clear: Localism loves the internet — when the sellers are locally owned and independent. As a recent study Re>Think Local conducted here in the Hudson Valley shows, locally owned businesses circulate a dollar 3 times more than a non-local business, and this includes internet businesses.

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Cargo ships carry a lot of climate baggage

Green (Living) Review

Buying local has become a bit of a mantra. We understand that it takes a heck of a lot of climate-killing carbon to get that hula hoop from China to Chicago, but it’s easy to let the details slip. Here’s some perspective: Maersk Triple E’s, the world’s largest container ships, measure 1,312 feet from stem to stern and contain 55,000 tons of steel alone. To put that into more relatable terms, that’s 196 LeBron James long and more than a million Rottweilers in weight.

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Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

I'm a locavore so I only pay high prices (and time costs) because I buy local Higher feul prices increase costs which decreases supply. Expect higher prices for transport-intensive goods: These should be good times for railroads and trucking companies. After all, an improving economy means that more goods and commodities need to be delivered to the nation’s ports and department stores. But rising fuel prices have taken a toll on their business.

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