One of the hallmarks of ‘sustainability’ is the phrase “think local.” From the point of view of climate change, thinking locally means trying wherever possible to buy food and products that have been made locally. Besides strenghtening local economies, this minimizes the amount of energy (fossil fuel) that must be consumed to transport what you buy.Here are some links to aid your efforts to think local.
- Balle - The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies is a ‘clearing house’ of information about and for those interested in starting, joining, supporting, and working with local economic networks.
- Local Harvest (also on our Food tab) can provide you with links to local sources of produce.
- Here’s a background article on Local Living Economies
- The Interra Project - Enabling a community-driven marketplace for civic good. A modest start, but a promising approach.