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Day of Reckoning: Tuesday, November 7th

by Nathaniel Batchelder

Americans voting this fall must elect Members of Congress who will support legislation in the common good and general interest of all, especially addressing economic and environmental sustainability. The challenges are urgent and daunting:

On the first Earth Day, in 1972, many of us learned that, with only 6% of the world’s population, the US consumes some 25% of all resources turned to human use, and produces […] Continue reading Day of Reckoning: Tuesday, November 7th

Buy Local to Build the Local Economy

Whatever we spend money on multiplies. When you spend money at WALMART or STARBUCKS, they open new stores. When you shop at local outlets — and local coffee shops — your money multiplies local spending and businesses.

In his book Eat Here, Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket, Brian Halweil points out that local crops bring more dollars to the local economy than imported crops, stating: “A study by […] Continue reading Buy Local to Build the Local Economy