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?

Get more Eco-ABC’s here.


Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago


Kelly Rogers4 years ago


Harshiita Sharma
Harshita Sharma4 years ago


Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago


KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago


Rupi R.
Rupi R.5 years ago

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 - www.koopik.com. Armed with my voucher I feel good about shopping locally and saving money :)

Sheri P.
Sheri P.5 years ago

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

Janice D.
Past Member 6 years ago

Local foods are good too..
dog ear problems

Nansee C.
Nansee C.6 years ago

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