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.

Reasons Why Buying Local Food Is Always a Good Idea

Green Living Guy

There are many reasons why buying local food is always a good idea. Not only are you supporting your local community, but you are also getting healthier food that tastes better. The post Reasons Why Buying Local Food Is Always a Good Idea appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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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.

"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

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.

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CIBC Aventura card awards you for eating local

Green Prophet

They encourage Canadians to spend for bonus points at local restaurants. I was psyched to start drinking free champagne or many a local IPA at the airport and was already strategising increasing my connections to shorten long haul trips with my family.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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We Earthlings: Buy Less, Ship Slowly

AGreenLiving

Did you know that shipping a product by air freight … The post We Earthlings: Buy Less, Ship Slowly appeared first on Earth911.com. See the original post here: We Earthlings: Buy Less, Ship Slowly. Eco air-freight appeared-first earth911-com- first-on-earth911 how & buy local-utilities may-seem offer-programs programs-through shipping-carbon-footprint slowly slowly-appeared utility-companies you-know

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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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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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Amazing Eco-Friendly Food Tips And Ideas

Green Living Guy

But how often do you take pride in buying local produce from the farmers’ market? The food you buy in the cooking and storage ways can help reduce carbon footprint and benefit the environment immensely while keeping you and your family healthy.

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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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.

Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 3

Low Impact

After the traditional hungry gap period, the first harvests of spring will begin to arrive, and whether you grow your own, or buy local, seasonal produce, you may be able to preserve these fresh flavours in a range of ways.

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.

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 www.yesmagazine.org.

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A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 1

Low Impact

Not sure how to make the most of your local farmers’ market? In the first part of A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets , Elizabeth Waddington of Ethical.net sets out how and why shopping at your local farmers’ market can make a real and positive difference.

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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Five Easy Earth Day Tips

The Go Green Blog

Buy local food & products. This weekend is Earth Day! What a prefect time to go green, if you haven’t already. Show the world you care about the planet with these five easy tips for conserving energy, water and waste. 5 Earth Day Tips. Use reusable shopping bags. Upcycle / reuse everything you can. Ride your bike instead of driving your car. Fix all leaky water fixtures. Happy Earth Day! Energy Environment Tips earth day Green Tips Recycle Reuse upcycle Water

Five Easy Earth Day Tips

The Go Green Blog

Buy local food & products. This weekend is Earth Day! What a prefect time to go green, if you haven’t already. Show the world you care about the planet with these five easy tips for conserving energy, water and waste. 5 Earth Day Tips. Use reusable shopping bags. Upcycle / reuse everything you can. Ride your bike instead of driving your car. Fix all leaky water fixtures. Happy Earth Day! Energy Environment Tips earth day Green Tips Recycle Reuse upcycle Water

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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Being an Eco-Friendly Volunteer

Greentumble

A lot of travel companies offer a service where you can pay to offset your carbon footprint at the same time as you buy your ticket. If you want to make up for your flight emissions yourself, you can: plant some trees in your local area, improve your home insulation, do some fundraising for a trusted environmental charity … and many more! Is it grown locally? Local produce. Going overseas is so exciting, and more so when your journey is for a volunteering experience.

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How to Make Business Green More Than Just Talk

Green Home Blog

Buy Green. Buying your office products from a green supplier will automatically help green your business. This might also encourage buying locally which reduces delivery costs, often a hidden ingredient in business costs. How to Make Business Green More Than Just Talk. Businesses may claim to have gone green, but is this just public relations and press release talk or have some really moved to the cutting edge?

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Eco-Friendly Cinco de Mayo Celebration

The Go Green Blog

Buy local & organic food for your get together. Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday! Let’s celebrate with friends & family by having an eco-friendly party with fun festive food, drinks, and party favors. Top 5 eco-friendly ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Drink delicious organic margaritas. Make mini piñatas  party favors shaped like chili peppers. Use biodegradable wooden cutlery instead of plastic at your party.

Eco-Friendly Cinco de Mayo Celebration

The Go Green Blog

Buy local & organic food for your get together. Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday! Let’s celebrate with friends & family by having an eco-friendly party with fun festive food, drinks, and party favors. Top 5 eco-friendly ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Drink delicious organic margaritas. Make mini piñatas party favors shaped like chili peppers. Use biodegradable wooden cutlery instead of plastic at your party.

Ma and Pa grocery stores make a comeback

Green (Living) Review

Local family grocers are meeting the demand for local products (in Michigan) by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In West Michigan growing interest in homegrown products is providing a fertile economic soil for Ma and Pa grocery stores to flourish and this is also a very good thing indeed. He says his niche is in buying local products. Courts says, "I think the way the economy impacted everyone, they kinda realized, buying local is best, keep the money in the area."

Made in the USA Products: Why Buy Them?

Green Home Blog

Made in the USA Products: Why Buy Them? Buy local. In addition, according to the New York Times article, “Building by Buying American”, from about 1999 to 2009 the U.S. Simply buying Made in the USA will not help unless the consumer finds products that work (like those mentioned above) to become part of a healthy economic growth. When you buy American you also help the environment. Tagged: Made in the USA Products: Why Buy Them?

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