Counting on …day 1:21

21st January 2023

Shop locally, support local businesses.

How can this help the environment? Shopping locally means we travel shorter distances that can be done on foot or cycle. Shopping locally and supporting local businesses means we are keeping our local community alive, providing jobs locally and ensuring that there is the good range of shops and businesses that we need if we are to avoid long shopping journeys. Walking to local shops encourages us to greet and talk with our neighbours – the people we pass in the street. It builds up relationships that are valuable when we have a problem – when I was isolating due to covid, local shops would deliver. Supporting locally businesses encourages them to support local initiatives from putting up posters in their windows to making donations.

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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