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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
Learn to create a sustainable homestead

Learn to create a sustainable homestead

Braden Trauth to teach Permaculture workshop at Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware January 18-19

December 17, 2012 with 0 Comments
The True Cost of Mega-Retailers

The True Cost of Mega-Retailers

Beginning with a thoughtful analysis of the Boston Tea-Party as an act of corporate sabotage, not just against unfair taxes but against..

December 11, 2012 with 0 Comments
How consumers can help their local economy this holiday season

How consumers can help their local economy this holiday season

Kimber Lanning’s recent appearance on KAET 8 Arizona PBS presented another opportunity for her to remind us why buying local works for..

December 5, 2012 with 0 Comments
“Local First Arizona” shows how to make a difference

“Local First Arizona” shows how to make a difference

Local First Arizona is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of local businesses and their impact on local economies. Executive..

November 21, 2012 with 1 Comment
Shift Your Shopping to Local Merchants

Shift Your Shopping to Local Merchants

The annual Shift Your Shopping holiday campaign is here again! From November 3 through December 31 many businesses will add the Shift Your..

November 13, 2012 with 0 Comments
Columbus International Festival’s first “International Cuisine Taste Off!”

Columbus International Festival’s first “International Cuisine Taste Off!”

Tasting the various cuisines available in Columbus has long been a main attraction for regular guests of Columbus International Festival...

October 31, 2012 with 0 Comments
Congrats to the 2012 SBB Gala Award Winners

Congrats to the 2012 SBB Gala Award Winners

Another great Awards Gala was hosted at the Bluestone last Wednesday, October 17th. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Please..

October 25, 2012 with 0 Comments
Local program helps Ohio farmers

Local program helps Ohio farmers

“A Farmer in Ohio struggles to earn a living wage growing quality produce while factory farms receive subsidies to produce..

October 16, 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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