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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."

Full Story: Seven New Year’s resolutions to make your neighborhood a better place

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