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Friday, March 4, 2011

Local Savings Green

One of the most environmentally and socially responsible choices we can make as consumers is to commit to the choice to shop locally. According to the 3/50 project, if every consumer chose 3 locally owned businesses and spent $50 there monthly, we keep our money in our communities. We make a difference with our wallets.

We've discussed this before, and with lots of statistics. Today, I just want to share a few slices of personal experience. I do a lot of volunteer work in our community. Without fail, when we need a donation, it's our local businesses who ante up. When we need an expert from the business community, it's the local guys who step up to the plate. In short, I know first hand it's one hand washing the other. When so much noise is made about helping the little guy, I will testify, that in my community, it's the little guy helping the little guy. The big corporations help nationally, but not locally.

Additionally, employees are going to be folks in the community. Additionally, a small business does not qualify for huge tax abatements, so they are funneling money back to the community that way as well. Additionally, a small business does not attract a big crime element. Take a look at where shoplifting happens. Big stores, which are abated taxes, and then rely on the community services to protect them. A big box business that comes to your community costs more than generates, in general.

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Today, Our Daily Green wants to shout out to the little guys. The small businesses that keep our communities vibrant. We have a few opportunities for you to find small businesses, via daily email deals and we encourage you to sign up. Our Daily Green is affiliated with companies that gather deals from local businesses to pass on savings in bulk.  If you haven't signed up for Groupon or Eversave, we encourage you to do so. There is no obligation, but each day you will receive an email for a deal at a local business. I've tried out new restaurants and stores this way at a seriously discounted rate. It's worth checking out.

As a disclosure, if you sign up through Our Daily Green and subsequently make a purchase of any of these deals, we will receive a small commission. As we've stated previously, we try to choose only affiliates that align with our mission and that we think are beneficial to our readers.

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