Wednesday, March 24, 2010
While driving around town and shopping, I've noticed more and more of these window clings on cars and the front doors of businesses. I strongly believe in buying local. My husband owns and operates his own business and with out the people of our local community we would have been sunk long ago. For nearly everything you buy there are 2 options, buy local or buy big-box. You can get your groceries at the locally run grocery store or the big-box. You can buy a toy from Toys R Us or from your local artisan on www.etsy.com. You can buy a gallon of paint or a bucket of nails from your neighborhood hardware store or the big-box alternative. It's all about choices and where you want to put your hard earned dollars. While I was reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle she said that nearly 75% of your dollar stays in your city when you BUY LOCAL. Isn't that amazing! That's what we should all strive for. So next time you're planning your errands for the week, take an extra minute to see if you can buy local instead.
To see if your town supports Buy Local, just Google "Buy Local and your town name". I've already emailed our Greater Spokane Incorporated to buy a window cling for my car :)