Shopping locally is more than just supporting small businesses in your community. Here’s how it can also help Mother Earth:

Reduce carbon emissions. By buying locally made products which don't make use of overseas plane travel or long trips, we help minimize fuel consumption and air pollution. It also helps lessen the need for shipping facilities, packing facilities, and refrigeration.

Less waste. Imported products travel for long periods, which makes them prone to spoilage and product damage. There's high potential for food waste. Local routes are faster and less wasteful --plus, products are fresher!

Supporting local workers and communities. Going local provides work and livelihood for local farmers, workers, craftsmen, and creators. Your support can mean growth for local businesses and their communities.

Keep buying local. You are not only helping the local economy, but you're also helping the environment!

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