Buying local is not only a great way to become more sustainable without a lot of effort, it also helps you learn more about your city.
Local businesses produce jobs for local communities.
Local businesses are more likely to utilize local ads, banks and other services.
Local businesses donate more money to nonprofits and are more accountable to their local communities.
Supporting local businesses preserves the economic diversity of our communities and the unique character of our neighborhoods.
Supporting local businesses is good for the environment, because it cuts down on fuel consumption. Buying locally produced goods reduces the need to ship goods from thousands of miles away and also cuts down on the distances shoppers travel.
Building Codes Division takes action
to allow water conservation in commercial buildings
(Salem) - In a continuing effort to make water conservation easier for Oregonians, the Department of
Consumer and Business Services' Building Codes Division this month approved the use of wastewater
conservation systems for commercial and industrial buildings. The systems could reduce potable water
Governor Parnell Backs Susitna Dam Project Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today announced his support for the Low Watana site on the Susitna River as the primary hydroelectric opportunity for Alaska's Railbelt. The governor's support follows the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) recommendation for the large hydroelectric project.