Support Sustainability This Earth Week...and Beyond!

Posted: April 22, 2013

Football fans have the Super Bowl, party animals have Mardi Gras and champions of sustainability from your home town to across the globe have Earth Day! In fact, the day has become so popular that many people, organizations and schools – including Go Buy Local – observe an entire week of green awareness and events.

A Sustainable Movement Starts Here, Goes Global

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Earth Week started in our very own backyard as the brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, with rallies being held on April 22nd in cities across the United States…and it was a success from the beginning! According to History.com, since its inception over 40 years ago, the Earth Week movement has been ignited, with more than 1 billion people in 174 countries (not to mention 17,000 organizations worldwide) involved in green and sustainability activities. To put that in perspective, Earth Week is “the largest secular civic event in the world.”

Empowering Community Sustainability, One Town at a Time

As a champion of sustainability, Go Buy Local partners with like-minded businesses and organizations that support earth-friendly buy local initiatives. We provide our partners with “green” services and online platforms that empower them with a means to promote their message and why buying local is so important to community health.

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And the reasons for buying local are many. Along with helping the environment, it keeps dollars in your locally economy, can benefit to community causes and schools, maximizes real estate and contributes to the character of your downtown!

 

Make a Local Difference for This Planet We All Call Home!

An entire week of environmental awareness is awesome, but what about making a positive, sustainable impact all year around? Believe or not, it doesn’t take much to not only contribute to making a greener planet, but to also enhance community sustainability.

For starters, buying local is good for the environment! With Go Buy Local, consumers can connect with local businesses, keeping commerce in your town, which leads to a smaller carbon footprint. And, along with doing your part shopping local, those businesses also make more locally-sourced purchases, meaning they also make less of a mark on the environment.

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Speaking of locally-sourced, winter is also history, which means local farmers markets are “springing” up all over. As part of our commitment to sustainability, Go Buy Local strongly supports buy local initiatives and growers (so much so that we offer an advertising discount to organizations promoting locally grown food). Finding events and Go Buy Local partners that support local growers is easy – just click here.

A Better Planet…and You

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Here’s to your health! By making a difference in the vitality of the community by supporting local growers, you directly affect your own personal well-being in more ways than one! Think about it – you’re eating chemical-free, fresh from the farm foods…and reduced carbon emissions will have your lungs thanking you!

Along with your physical health, doing good and making a difference in your town – no matter how big or small – just feels good. Whether you are a small business owner or a consumer, supporting sustainability is truly a win-win for the entire community, so get involved today!