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Hey you! Get involved

Here's a list of organizations doing good things to help promote and encourage local economies.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Nova Scotia Chapter See story on page 58. 1888 Brunswick Street, Suite 806, 877-999-5907, ballens.ca

GPI Atlantic See story on page TK.535 Indian Point Road, Glen Haven, 902-823-1944, gpiatlantic.org

Clean Nova Scotia The environmental non-profit encourages local businesses to be sustainable. 126 Portland Street, 420-3474, Dartmouth, clean.ns.ca

Ecology Action Centre A leading voice in the local environmental movement, the EAC can help you source locally and point you in the direction of responsible and sustainable local businesses. 2705 Fern Lane, 405-3716, ecologyaction.ca

Just Us! Development and Education Society The coffee people also have a non-profit wing which helps raise awareness of fair trade and responsible consumerism. 11865 Highway #1, Wolfville, 902-542-7474, judesfairtrade.ca

The 3/50 Project This American site encourages you to spend $50 a month in locally owned businesses. Aerobic First (6166 Quinpool Road, 423-1470) is a supporter. the350project.net

The 10% Shift The US org proposes focused local spending: "If the five million households in New England shifted 10 percent of their existing purchases from non-local businesses to Local Independents...we would see thousands of new jobs created and billions of dollars of new economic activity." 10percentshift.org

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