Green Giving Tip
According to SupportLocalBusiness.org for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 goes back into the community and our tax base. For every $100 spent at a chain store, only $14 comes back. So support local businesses and you can do it today!
The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Shop Smallsm at your favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.
Gift Idea #2
One of my favorite small businesses is nest – natural elements selected thoughtfully – which chooses products that are:
- Environmentally friendly
- Fair trade
- Hand made
- Supportive of a healthy lifestyle
Here is one of great gift items that nest has to offer:
Made from recycled vintage sari material and fair-trade. Many assorted colors. The company also supports Trees For the Future.
This item is not available online, so come to Clarksville, Maryland to see all the great gift items nest has to offer.
If you are not local to nest, support a small business by checking out Green America’s National Green Pages for a local, green business near you.