Keeping money local and in your economy helps the environment. Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. Plus it puts your taxes to good use: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
Go to a farmer's market, buy from a local business to keep your business dollars in your local community, use your time to volunteer, educate someone on a sustainable issue that is important to you, etc. Use your imagination. We want to hear what you did to connect with your local city and local people
Tell us about your Sunday challenge activity in the comments section below (if you don't have blogger login, be sure to leave the comment with your name or email address). Plus, to obtain more points, head on over the The RMOG Facebook Page and The Muse in Purple Blog.
We hope you are having fun!
~Kristin & Kelsey