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  1. Strengthen your local economy
  2. Reduce climate change impacts
  3. Support community groups
  4. Keep our community unique
  5. Create more good jobs
  6. Get better service
  7. Invest in your community
  8. Buy what you need. Don’t buy hype
  9. Put your taxes to good use
  10. Encourage local prosperity

List I found at a local business, that I thought was concise and helpful. Created by South Sound Business Alliance

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Tue, April 7 2009 » Reading

4 Responses

  1. Friar April 7 2009 @ 4:30 pm

    Another reason

    …I’m actually quite sick of giving China all our business.

    Especially given their Human Rights record.

    Not to mention melanine in pet food and lead-based toys.

    Friars last blog post..How to be a Nouveau-Riche Yuppie

  2. Tom April 9 2009 @ 5:45 pm

    Friar,
    Thank you for your comment…yes we are attempting to avoid products from China too, but it truly takes a concerted effort.

    Toms last blog post..Edible Forest Garden

  3. Friar April 13 2009 @ 6:03 pm

    @Tom

    Yeah, I know…it’s hard. Seems you can’t shake a stick, without hitting something made in China.

    I actually bought some clothes a few weeks ago that were “Made in Canada”.

    Wow. Can’t remember the last time I saw something like that. Wish there was more.

    Friars last blog post..Perfessor Friar Applies the Brakes

  4. Tom April 13 2009 @ 7:22 pm

    One of the surest ways I know to buy local is at the local farmer’s market, but that’s not clothing. I also found a recent purchase of a pair of slacks and shirt from Eddie Bauer were made in the US. But I don’t know if that brand is in your area. I also recently helped a friend buy a new bicycle and discovered it was made just up the highway in Bellingham, WA; brand is called Kona. Sometimes when you find a local made product that is high quality it almost makes me joyful!

    Toms last blog post..Edible Forest Garden

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