The holidays can be a frenzied time as we all look for just the right gift for the special people in our lives. This year consider purchasing a few locally made and/or sustainable gifts. Many retailers are offering unique products made from recycled and sustainable materials.
According to Independent We Stand, small businesses account for 75% of all new jobs. When a person spends just $100.00 locally, $68.00 stays in the community,whereas if you spend it at a local chain the amount drops to $43.00. Shopping locally is not only good for the locally economy it is good for the environment.
Check out this ESG Fair Trade and Holiday Idea and Gift Giving Guide put together by the UC San Diego Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group.
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