The following article is by the Association for Sustainability's Development Director, Ama Hapke:
Shopping locally can also significantly reduce your environmental impact. Products bought locally often require less packaging and do not have to travel as far. Local business are also more likely to provide products produced locally; these products have a significantly smaller footprint than products that travel farther distances. Businesses set up in a centralized downtown or town center help to reduce community sprawl, habitat loss, and pollution. Local businesses also contribute 250% more, on average, to local organizations and community projects than do larger corporate businesses. We would like to thank the local artists and businesses who invested in our community through supporting our events during Earth Week.
Dillons (Greensburg, KS)
These donations were prizes for the entrants into the Nuisance Weed Roundup. We will be determining the winners within the week! Here's a picture from the weigh-in on Saturday. That's right, there are 19 pounds of dandelions on that scale. Way to go Kiowa County Residents! We enjoyed your participation this Earth Week.