Why Support Local?
The reasons to support local business are many, and the benefits are plentiful. The idea of buying locally is very basic in theory, and reverts back to a very natural and straightforward way of living. This intrinsic principles and benefits of supporting your local community and environment are extremely well documented, however there is very visible evidence that as a society we have deviated from this basic way of life. Quite possibly the most discernible evidence are the changes that we see right in front of our faces every day. The extreme changes in weather that we have experienced in recent times, are just the beginning. Climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, changes in hydrological systems and the supplies of freshwater, land degradation and stresses on food-producing systems are all factors reminders that we as a population need to make some drastic changes.
Although these factors are extreme and deep rooted, and simply supporting local businesses is not going to solve all of these major issues, it is a small step in the right direction to help our environment, community, and people living in the Seattle area.
By supporting local businesses you are not only helping out the environment, but also providing numerous benefits to yourself and your community. There are countless benefits that come along with supporting local and we have done our best to sum them up for you in our: top ten reasons to support local businesses.