Time to Stop Talking About Going Local, and Doing It (pt 3 of 3) Eating and Getting Around - A blog by Paul Smith

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Time to Stop Talking About Going Local, and Doing It (pt 3 of 3) Eating and Getting Around - A blog by Paul Smith

Hello, I’m Paul Smith. I combine constantly evolving knowledge of sustainable business, social media, and marketing to create powerful, durable results for your company. I write for the GreenSmith Consulting blog.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 6:43pm

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You hear so much about the value of "going local," but perhaps not so much on how to go about doing it effectively. Thanks much to Wayne Maceyka for sharing copious resources to do so, first covering the value of and need for localizing economies, then who's doing it, and now for two of the essentials in our modern life: local food and transportation.

One of the basics of life is nourishment and along with that, moving the foods that provide said nourishment around.  Additionally, we move ourselves and other goods around all over the world as part of the economy.  We currently rely upon inexpensive fossil fuels to keep a national and international supply chain running to do all these things.

Industrial food production is garnering a fair amount of attention for the GHG emissions associated with its production (including transportation) as well as the growing awareness of the health consequences of ingesting it.  We derive industrial fertilizers from petroleum, and the machines that sow seeds, harvest plants, and spread the fertilizer depend upon fossil fuels to operate. 

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