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Buying Local

Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent [Infographic]

Michael Salguero | Posted 01.24.2014 | Small Business
Michael Salguero

When taking the state of our economy into consideration, buying local could be the best decision U.S. shoppers make this season.

Buy Local -- How YOU Can Improve the Economy

Michael Salguero | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Michael Salguero

If you want to improve this economy, don't look to Washington. Try buying local, buy from independent store owners, craftspeople and artists. If each of us changed even a small portion of our purchasing habits, we could collectively dig our country out of this economic mess.

Certified Organic: The Inspection

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Mary I. Wilson, Accredited Organic Inspector, showed up this morning at ten minutes to 9:00 AM. Being up there with a farm inspector made me see the space with new eyes.

'Living Goods' Barcode App Would Simplify Buying Local

Inhabitat | Diane Pham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of 18 Greener Gadgets finalists, the AUG/Living Goods Program is a conceptual mobile phone app that scans product barcodes and then instantly give...

Farmer Don: In His Own Words (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Will the American public ever be willing to buy blemished food? Part of the reason pesticides are widely used in agriculture comes down to the gen...

"Local": A Word Worth Saving!

Mike Callicrate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Callicrate

Most don't realize how dramatically food quality has declined under the industrial food system. They, too, often hide behind the false and misleading marketing provided by their food service company.

No Impact Man (and Wife) Discuss the Joys of Their Small Carbon Footprint

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

I recently saw an incredible documentary about a Manhattan couple who lived "no impact" for a year. This means they did all they could to drastically ...

Greening Hollywood: Ecopreneur Deirdre Wallace's Ambrose Hotel

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

"In building the hotel, we just made really smart choices. Not necessarily thinking, 'Oh, this is a green choice,' but thinking this makes sense on an economic level."