Next time you engage in any form of commerce, think about where your dollar will most likely go. Will it circulate back into your local economy, or leave the city, state, or country into the hands of a faceless corporation? Today’s guest is a “local” activist, traveling from city to city, preaching the importance of building local economies during the wave or corporate take over of our food, clothing, technology and appliances. It seems everywhere you look today, no matter where you are in the world, there is a Walmart, Taco Bell, Costco, McDonalds, Target and the list goes on. People demand convenient and cheap products, but don’t take the time to think about the repercussions on our health, community economy, and our environment. Elise Rothman is a non-profit consultant, the founder of the Manitou Local First Grocer cooperative, and now the founder of Local Motive, a new business that builds bridges between local farmers and business owners to enhance the local economy. She will inspire you to be an acting force of good in your community.
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