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Design Is The Problem by Nathan Shedroff

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CHAPTER 7

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard a lot about the concept of local in recent years. Perhaps, you’ve read that it’s best to patronize shops and companies based in your community or eat food grown as close to you as possible—even food you’ve grown yourself.

The Power of Local

The power of local comes from two ideas. The first is simply that things grown or created near you don’t have to travel as much to get to you. This proximity saves energy and emissions since products, food, and services aren’t being transported from longer distances. Second, when you support local companies and shops, you’re keeping the money in your community (mostly), rather than sending it to other ...

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