You've heard of a locavore, how about becoming a loca-shopper?

During the holiday season, our family challenges each other to buy Made in USA and keep it local. We have to remind ourselves that enjoying the season when so much shopping is in order, means being responsible as consumers. One of the easiest ways to lighten your impact when you buy party supplies, gifts, and anything else, is to spend your dollars as locally as possible. To begin with, becoming a "loca-shopper" benefits your local economy. When you buy locally, a higher percentage of those transacted dollars remains here - up to four times more than when you purchase from a national vendor. This, in turn, spurs a growth in the number of local businesses and jobs. In addition, a higher percentage of tax dollars are funneled right back into the local community. It's a wonderful ripple effect!

And perhaps even more importantly, the environmental impact of your shopping is considerably reduced when you emphasize local businesses. According to eLocal it was found that in the state of Iowa alone, if there was a 10% shift to locally sourced meats & produce, it would result in the annual reduction of 310,000 gallons of fuel as well as reduced CO2 emissions of 7.3 million lbs. Other analyses even found a positive correlation between a higher concentration of small businesses in a community and a higher level of population health. 

And we do want to encourage to you concentrate your charitable giving on local organizations! Sustainable Contra Costa's work entirely occurs within our county, and your donation to our Holiday Giving Campaign will support not only this SCOCO Network, but all our education and action programs to save resources, reduce waste and pollution, and rapidly mobilize climate action.

Thank you for your support and everything you do for our communities.
All of us at SCOCO wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!






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