Maroochy promotes buying locally
August 08, 2007
Maroochy (Australia) encourages its citizens to buy locally produced goods, helping local producers protect the economy and the environment.
Buying locally produced goods reduces the emissions that come from transporting goods.
Additionally, buying locally puts more money directly into the hands of local producers, and into the local economy.
Maroochy Shire Mayor Joe Natoli said, “We want to encourage local people to buy local products, to promote the health and vitality of our beautiful rural area. There are many producers in the shire and if we change our habits just a little, we can help to look after their livelihoods and our communities.”
This year, the Maroochy Rural Enterprise Project published ‘Enterprising Food: A Directory of Food and Beverage Producers in the Maroochy Hinterland”. The Directory lists where local produce can be found in the shire.
Private and commercial vehicles are a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. Reducing vehicle use and using alternative forms of transportation and alternative fuels are some approaches to reducing these vehicular emissions. For more information, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.
Maroochy is one of 100 local governments in Australia that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the Oceania Region, please visit www.iclei.org/oceania.
Source: “Buy local and look after our hinterland!”, Business Maroochy at www.businessmaroochy.com, 18 July 2007.