by Christopher, Communities Business Manager
I hope you enjoyed a festive feast with your family and community, and gave thanks for the abundance in life!
Around this time of year people often start to create or find gifts for one another. To the degree that you may choose to participate in this tradition, and more importantly, for all of your regular goods and services around the year, we advocate strengthening your local economy whenever you can.
Helping Your Local Economy Thrive
To read first hand accounts and ideas about how to empower your local economy, check out Communities magazine #133 – Helping Your Local Economy Thrive.
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On the occasion you cannot produce or find something locally, and you decide to shop online, consider these ethical companies rated by the Ethical Consumer based on how they treat their workers and pay taxes.
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Thank you for your support, and for your interest in sustainable communities and a more cooperative world!
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