Green Tip #5: Shop Local
The primary products for building the Gastonia Conference Center were extracted and manufactured regionally. By using local and regional resources we are able to cut down on transportation and shipping ultimately saving on overall fuel consumption.
We have been inspired by the amazing people in this community to take that a step further and adopt a similar stance in our personal shopping decisions. Buy locally! Buying products that are made, grown, and sold by local businesses saves fuel AND supports local economies. What are some of your favorite local businesses?