Category Archives: Buy local

New Local Currency Brings Hope to Debt-Stricken City

Can a new local currency help a debt-stricken community get back on its feet? A Hamburg-based theater group is hoping to do just that in the German city of Oberhausen. Locals will be able to earn “coals” through voluntary work … Continue reading

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Buy Local, Bye-Bye Walmart

When the residents of Saranac Lake, NY were faced with having a Super Wal-Mart put in, some 600 residents came together to open their own department store, selling shares in the new venture for $100 and raising $600,000. CBS News … Continue reading

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