Local living economy communities generally produce and exchange locally as many products needed by their citizens as they reasonably can, while reaching out to other communities to trade in those products they cannot reasonably produce at home. These communities value and encourage cultural exchange and cooperation.
IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION YOU WILL FIND:
Example of a Business Leakage Analysis.
2009 Economic Impact of Farmers Markets in Canada.
A Community Action Guide to assist in creating food-secure communities.
Regional Food Systems Guide highlights the opportunities for regional food systems in rural planning and development.
Retail Diversity and Economics Studies.
The economic impact of local suppliers in the procurement pipeline.
Local Food Movement - community and farm planning.
Interested in Making a Difference?
You may be asking “How do I make a Shift to buying Local First?” We have developed the Local Calculator to help you determine the easiest ways to make this Shift. Using this tool, you can adjust your personal shift by 10% in each category by following these simple steps:
Now it’s time to make the shift. Enter the percentage of your purchases in each category that you will shift to Local Independents in the next twelve months. Adjust these numbers until the number at the bottom right corner reaches (or surpasses) the 10% Shift.
Credit for this 10% shift calculator goes to 10percentshift.org.