WHY Make the Shift to LOCAL
HOW TO SHIFT?
MAKING SHIFT HAPPEN
Community members who have made the commitment to shift to local.
"I started by shifting my food purchases to local options that I knew I could commit to all year round: cheese, eggs, meat, and coffee. Little by little my whole view point towards buying everything changed. Instead of thinking of convenience and price first, I started thinking about relationships I have in the community, and the impact that my choice could have."
"As a community organizer, my world revolves around connecting social dots within our community. People to people and people to places. That is why I've taken the pledge to shift my spending to support local business. As a community and as a city, our impact on one another is instantaneous which is why we must support one another...socially, financially, and spiritually. We are all connected and therefore obligated to one another."
Michael John Heagerty
"There are NO excuses not to SHIFT your spending towards locally owned and operated businesses."
“It's really simple, just a 10% shift in spending from "non-local" to "local" independent businesses can significantly build our local economy, which results in a more vibrant community for us all to enjoy! I see it everywhere I look in Downtown Syracuse!"
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