We are thrilled to have built LoveBuyingLocal.com, the first online resource used across the United States connecting socially and environmentally concerned individuals with independent locally-owned businesses
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Fishers, IN (PRWEB) March 12, 2009
This week Coloda Enterprises, LLC announced the launch of their Web 2.0 social networking community, LoveBuyingLocal.com. This free service assists environmentally and socially responsible individuals with making more sustainable purchasing decisions from independent locally-owned businesses. In addition, the site features local artists and promotes events that celebrate the unique identities of our local communities.
Buy Fresh Buy Local campaigns and other local programs catering to locavores have emerged all across the United States. Recent economic distress has communities thinking of alternatives to ensure more of their money stays local. Studies show three times as much money stays in the local economy when purchasing goods and services from locally-owned businesses instead of national conglomerate retailers.
Health and environment benefits also have people considering organic and buying local first. In the U.S., produce at our local grocery stores typically travels 1,500 miles from the farm it was grown. Nearly 40% of our fruits are produced overseas. Food must be compromised with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives to maintain shelf appeal over these long distances. These food miles result in massive amounts of fossil fuel emissions that impact our health and the environment.
"We are thrilled to have built LoveBuyingLocal.com, the first online resource used across the United States connecting socially and environmentally concerned individuals with independent locally-owned businesses", says co-founder, Kurt Beer. "We are proud to be part of the growing movement that prefers to buy local, healthy and less costly alternatives to big box stores."
Consumers benefit by finding new local independent businesses that offer healthier and more affordable products that help lower their carbon footprint. Consumers share their experiences with others by rating and reviewing independent local businesses. Businesses may advertise by creating free or upgraded listings that offer coupons, links to their website and a map with directions of where to buy.
For more information about LoveBuyingLocal or to sign up for a free account, please visit http://www.LoveBuyingLocal.com.
About Coloda Enterprises, LLC:
Coloda Enterprises was founded in 2008 with the focus of delivering socially responsible enterprises that promote health, environment, family and community. The first enterprise released by Coloda is LoveBuyingLocal.com, the social networking website promoting independent locally-owned business throughout the United States.
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