|2010 Resolutions for a
Sustainable New Year
Help build a vibrant local economy in JP!
We realize you may not be able to do all of your shopping at local independent stores, but a small shift in your shopping budget can help keep businesses you LOVE in J.P. alive & kickin'.
The Sustainable Business Network of Boston has a campaign that outlines how to make the shift. Visit 10% SHIFT to sign
the pledge, find Shifters in JP, read
reports & try the Local Calculator.
Some shops we think make JP great are listed at City Feed's LINKS. What are your favorites? Email us!
SUPPORT LOCAL FARMS!
Join a local CSA
(community supported agriculture
) such as Enterprise Farms
or Stillman's Farms
, two great farms that City Feed buys direct from. There's plenty more info about local CSA's at Food Routes
, Local Harvest
. Or, visit our web site and go to LINKS/USEFUL INFO
BUY FAIR TRADE
HELP US GET TO ZERO WASTE
As a consumer YOU have the power to make a
difference in people's lives by the choices you
make when you shop. Check out our October
FEED that features Fair Trade
and has lots of great info. Ask for Fair Trade coffee wherever you shop and look for labels on items like: Bananas, Chai, chocolate, cocoa, energy drinks, Kombucha, mangoes, sugar, tea, vanilla & more!
Since our start in 2000 we have taken initiative to be sustainable and lessen our environmental footprint. We reduced 26 metric tons of waste in 2009, so far. That's like taking 20 cars off the roadways!
Download the report from Save That Stuff to see more stats!
We want to keep improving in 2010 & get even closer.
YOU can help us get to Zero Waste!
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AND Have a Happy, Sustainable New YEAR!!
--From all the Folks at City Feed and Supply