“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”

- John F. Kennedy



Let Your Feet
Do The Walking
GOODFor Your Health
GOODFor Local Business
GOODFor Your Neighborhood
GoodFor You!

Reasons why you should
Shop and Buy Local

Non Profits Receive
Greater Support

Local business owners donate more to local charities than non-local owners.

Impact Is Reduced

Small local business usually set up shop in the town/village center, providing a centralized variety that is much friendlier to a community’s walk score than out of town shopping malls. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Businesses

Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. Plus the more jobs you have in your local community the less people are going to have to commute which means more time and less traffic and pollution.

 Local Business Owners Invest In Community

 Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s welfare and future.

You Matter More

We talk a lot about exerting influence with your purchasing choices, or “voting with your wallet.” It’s a fact that businesses respond to their customers but your values and desires are much more influential to your local community business than the large big box stores. To read more about going local check out Ecolocalizer, a great site that provides news, ideas and inspiration to “Think globally, act locally.”
It's Your Neighborhood!

Going local does not mean walling off the Online shopping. It Means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers.