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Why Buy Local?. Rachel Rosario CPSP218L-0201. http://www.frugalicity.com/images/farmers-market.jpg. Being a Thrifty Shopper? Yes Being Environmentally Savvy? NO. http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Games/Images/walmart-logo.jpg. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Why Buy Local?Rachel RosarioCPSP218L-0201http://www.frugalicity.com/images/farmers-market.jpg

  • Being a Thrifty Shopper? YesBeing Environmentally Savvy? NOhttp://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Games/Images/walmart-logo.jpghttp://www.yoursdaily.com/var/yoursdaily/storage/images/media/images/business/home_depot_logo/47703-1-eng-GB/home_depot_logo_large.pnghttp://www.kcatodesign.com/images/Target_logo.gifhttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a6iYqgZEWe4/S0dgYFOOGiI/AAAAAAAABjs/pdrwf8QrLuE/s320/kmart_logo.png

  • Why We Choose The Big Name-Brand StoreLow Prices

    Convenient Hours

    More Selection

  • Why We Should Choose The Local Businesses

    http://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/images/main-street-antique-stores-shop1106-de.jpg

  • Reduces Carbon FootprintCarbon Footprint- measure of the impact of human activities on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced (Lennihan)

  • Reduces the fuel needed to transport goods and even to get to the marketLocally owned businesses make more local purchases, which means less wasted fossil fuel for deliveries from afar (Lillard)Reduces the amount of packaging needed to carry and hold goodsPurchases contribute less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution (Lillard)

  • Buying Local Supports Your CommunityMoney given to local businesses is likely to go to other local businesses

    Strengthens your communitys economy

  • Your Money Is More Likely To Stay In Your Communityhttp://www.psfk.com/2009/08/infographic-why-buy-local-ten-reasons-to-shop-local-first.html

  • More Support for Local Nonprofit OrganizationsSmall business owners donate a lot of money to local nonprofits in comparison to large businesseshttp://www.thepunch.com.au/images/uploads/kids-soccer-main.jpghttp://www.liveunitedinvolusiaflagler.org/Miscellaneous/girlscoutsproject/Girl%20Scouts%20Logo.gif

  • More JobsSmall local businesses provide the largest amount of jobs nationally

  • What Can We Terps Do?http://www.sportsdecorating.com/images/college/wallmarx/MARYLAND_WALLMARX_LOGO.jpg

  • Go To the University of Maryland Dining Office and suggest that we begin to incorporate more locally owned food into our Convenience Stores and DinersSuggest a per semester farmers and flea market on campus

    http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/l/local_food/index.html?scp=4&sq=why%20buy%20local&st=cse

  • Tips for The Average Terp on A BudgetEat at the locally owned restaurants along Route 1 such as Platos DinerEven if at the Grocery Store look to see where the product you are buying come fromCheck out the Farmers MarketDC is teeming with them in the Summer May-November College Park Farmers Market

  • Works Citedhttp://www.localharvest.org/buylocal.jsphttp://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/eatlocal/index.phphttp://www.theheartofnewengland.com/backporch-FromFarmtoFryingPan.htmlhttp://www.psfk.com/2009/08/infographic-why-buy-local-ten-reasons-to-shop-local-first.htmlhttp://www.buylocalbaltimore.com/pages/ind_why.htmlhttp://www.livinggreenmag.com/life_choices.htmlhttp://www.oudaily.com/news/2010/feb/24/eating-green-easier-it-seems/http://www.oudaily.com/news/2010/feb/24/eating-green-easier-it-seems/http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/article/20100221/CWS04/2210328/1845/WRT04/Buy-local-catches-onhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103003931.htmlhttp://www.heliosnetwork.org/Why_Buy_Local.pdfhttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/l/local_food/index.html?scp=4&sq=why%20buy%20local&st=csehttp://www.lifebeginsat30.com/elc/2006/04/10_reasons_to_e.html