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Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise!

Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise!

Mapping the New Economy: Social Enterprise by Chuck Lynd Social enterprise, sometimes called social entrepreneurship, is arguably the most..

September 7, 2016 with 0 Comments
Mapping the New Economy: Background and Overview

Mapping the New Economy: Background and Overview

  Mapping the New Economy by Chuck Lynd It’s a fascinating, unpredictable, chaotic, and confusing time to be alive. On the surface,..

August 10, 2016 with 0 Comments
MMT Economics Offers Key to Funding New Economy and Green, Progressive Agenda

MMT Economics Offers Key to Funding New Economy and Green, Progressive Agenda

MMT Economics Offers Key to Funding New Economy and Green, Progressive Agenda by Chuck Lynd Do you see the goldfish swimming upstream in..

August 7, 2016 with 0 Comments

For a Better Columbus: Buy Local and Be Sustainable

Buy Local and Be Sustainable One of the easiest ways to promote sustainability in your community is to buy local. When you..

April 6, 2016 with 0 Comments

Decentralization – Embracing Community by Steve Ponton

Decentralization and LocalizationSource: Decentralization – Embracing Community by Steve Ponton  Steve Ponton joined Simply Living..

July 29, 2015
How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

by Farah Ahmad of the Center for American Progress As the U.S. becomes more diverse, women of color entrepreneurs stand to play an even..

June 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
Forget Wall Street Investors, Local Residents Fund Neighborhood Development

Forget Wall Street Investors, Local Residents Fund Neighborhood Development

Forget Wall Street Investors, Local Residents Fund Neighborhood Development by Kathryn Buschman Vasel for the Money Tree Section of Fox..

March 4, 2013 with 0 Comments
The Era Of Giant Chain Stores Is Over

The Era Of Giant Chain Stores Is Over

A biting article by James Howard Kuntsler about the devastating impact of chain stores on our communities. It was published originally in..

March 4, 2013 with 1 Comment
Good Green Fun at the Gateway: Simply Living Social

Good Green Fun at the Gateway: Simply Living Social

Friday, November 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: Gateway Film Center 1550 N. High St. Simply Living will be joined by OSU Net Impact, a..

November 8, 2012 with 0 Comments
Can we feed the world without Big Ag?

Can we feed the world without Big Ag?

Annie Leonard and The Story of Stuff Project want you to know about this great new video (below) by Anna Lappe’, “Do we really need..

November 6, 2012 with 0 Comments

Support Our Local Economy CoalitionThink Columbus First is an initiative of: the Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) Coalition

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Reasons To Love Your Local Small Businesses:
  1. Supportive communities attract entrepreneurs who create local jobs
  2. They hire local people who know you & your unique needs
  3. They help give our communities personality and fun
  4. A 10% Shift from chain to local will create 5000 new jobs in Franklin County

Think Local

  • Consider adding more efficiency to your home or business. Visit Wattworks for indoor and outdoor LED lighting, IR heaters, solar power systems and more.
  • City Folks Farm Shop urban homesteading supplies in Columbus Central Ohio homesteaders and urban farmers can find supplies, classes and resources.
  • Shopping at Easton Town Center can be a local experience, when you visit Celebrate Local. The store features handmade and artisanal products from all over Ohio.

Where did you spend your $2 bill?

spend me local Have you seen one of our $2 bills? Did you get it as change from a local merchant? If so, pass it on to a friend or spend it at local independent business. Spread the word, contact us to get some $2 bills.

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