Posted by: Rabideye | September 16, 2012

Working our way backwards…Day 8

50 Reasons to Eat & Grow Local Food

Reason #8

Eating locally contributes not only to the current local economy, but through buying what local farmers have to offer, we are also providing the impetus for other folks who want to work in agriculture and other local food-related activities– young people, especially — to come to Powell River and make a life here. It should be a big part of the community’s plan to diversify its economy away from mill operations. Keep this in mind when you shop, and during upcoming elections and make it a political playing point to move away from the Big Box economic model that serves us so poorly, to a more localized and sustainable one.

We’re on the tail end of Transition Town Powell River’s Local Economy blitz this weekend– let’s get into action mode. Let’s see Sustainability is an act, not (just) a conversation point.

Here’s an interesting study on how to create Buy Local campaigns for small towns: http://files.mccrayandassoc.com/downloads/shoplocal.pdf

Transition Town Powell River presents… our local currency, PR Dollars!

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