Improving Your Neighborhood in the New Year

Sarah Goodyear at Grist gives seven ideas for New Year's resolutions you might consider for improving your community, including planting something, going for a walk, and getting to know your neighbors.

Goodyear's resolution #6 is: Shop locally.

"That's right, the local shopkeepers who brighten your day with a smile depend on you to stop in and spend some money with them. It's true that sometimes, local stores can cost a little more than the big boxes. But think about what you're paying for: human interaction, real customer service, and retailers who care about the community they serve, not because it makes for good corporate relations, but because they are part of it."

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