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L is for Local: The Way To Go

L is for Local: The Way To Go

Consider the amount of pollution created to get your food from the farm to your table. Whenever possible, buy from local farmers or farmers’ markets, supporting your local economy and reducing the amount of greenhouse gas created when products are flown or trucked in. What’s more important, buying local or buying organic? Read the poll results here.

What other “L”-things can you do to protect the earth?

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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3:08AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Thanks for the article.

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11:27AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

I've been trying to buy local for most goods, including groceries, for years now. I would prefer to support the mom n pop shops in my community rather than the big box stores but sometimes it can be a bit cost prohibitive. Now though I have started checking out a daily deal site that filters to the local level and gathers all the best deals for me - Armed with my voucher I feel good about shopping locally and saving money :)

7:07PM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

AMEN! I buy local food whenever possible. It is always fresher, tastes way better, and doesn't have to be shipped anywhere.

10:38PM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

Local foods are good too..
dog ear problems

8:10PM PDT on Jun 9, 2010

i love farmer's markets, even if i'm just passing through. the people there are so lively and kind.

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Thanks for sharing the info and tips.

Thanks for sharing.

Interesting and tough. 62% :( Thanks for sharing.

Here in my area in AU the farmer's markets are very popular.

I completely agree with Carol P, the risk exists and people should be aware of it, most aren't and t…


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