Why Shopping Locally Matters

| February 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

Shining Lotus™ Metaphysical Bookstore is a locally owned, independent bookstore. We are proud to serve a diverse local community of spiritual seekers, drawn from both eastern and western traditions.

Shop Locally, Save the Planet

Now is the time to stand up and join your neighbors in supporting local businesses and celebrating independents. When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community–where they belong.

The Environment

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

The Community

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Source: IndieBound. Our thanks to The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina for making this video available.

Category: News

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