SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS
It's easy to see that we've grown accustomed to the immediacy and convenience of the delivery revolution. 2-day, next-day, same-day, whatever delivery option you choose, having things sent directly to your home is something many of us may find very hard to live without.
It's not hard to see why. Getting whatever you want to be delivered sent straight to your door is a luxury of modern times that, on the surface, seems so convenient that it's almost foolish to criticize. And while there's something to be said for getting a 3-pack of shampoo delivered to your door only hours after clicking order, as of late, that something seems to be 'what's the cost?'
"...as of late, that something seems to be 'what's the cost?'."
Physically, socially, and environmentally, the cost to build and maintain the apparatuses that make this possible is increasing at a staggering pace. And while it may take a lot to change that entire system, one thing you can do "grow more good" in the meantime is support your local businesses.
Local businesses have long served as community hubs and cultural touchstones in our towns and neighborhoods. From creating economic opportunities to bolstering community development, local businesses are a positive presence in cities throughout the country. Supporting them is one of the easiest ways to create change in your community.
"When communities support their local businesses, that sustains a deeper development."
Whether it is finding something new at your community bookstore, shopping for a new bike at the shop around the corner, or picking up bread from the bakery down the street, when communities support their local businesses it sustains a deeper development of the community and creates compounding change.
Looking for a way to "grow more good" around the world? Support your local businesses.
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