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Local Investment Opportunities Networks

You know it's important to "buy local." What if you could also invest local?

As the Slow Money investment movement grows, Local Investment Opportunity Networks, or LIONs are springing up across the country in places as diverse as: Port Townsend, WA, Portland, OR, Ithaca, NY, New York City, and Madison, WI. A LION is simply a way to connect local investors with local businesses that need loans. It’s a potent alternative to Wall Street.

5 Ways to Engage Green Customers with Your Green Business

Small business owners face many challenges, but we don't stay in business long without finding green customers to purchase our positive product or service. A 2009 Edelman survey found that 83 percent of consumers would change their consumption habits if it could help make the world a better place to live – and 61 percent of people have chosen to buy a brand that supports a good cause even if it wasn't the cheapest one. So, how to connect with these consumers?

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Featured Product

Craft four fun dolls to design, dress and treasure forever. You can turn them into bookmarks, decorations, scrapbook covers or friends to play with! This eco art kit provides hours of fun with friends & family, and it includes a bonus project--the box turns into a frame for your finished artwork! Includes 100% recycled, handmade paper, 100% wool felt dresses, glass beads, wooden beads, sequins, craft thread, needles and ideas sheet. You provide scissors and glue. Assembled at Goodwill Industries of South-Central Wisconsin. Ages 7 and up.

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UPS established the Eco Responsible Packaging Program for customers who are committed to sustainable packaging. Companies participating in this program allow UPS to conduct an evaluation of packaging processes. These companies must meet criteria in three areas—damage prevention, right sizing, and materials content—to participate in the program. In order to participate in the Eco Responsible Packaging Program, the sustainability of shipment packaging processes will be evaluated in three areas: Damage prevention: Do the items arrive intact? Right sizing: Are the shipping containers no larger than necessary? Materials content: What is the environmental impact of the chosen materials? Note: Evaluation of product manufacturer's packaging isn't included as part of this program. UPS examines the transportation (secondary) packaging that you use for shipping.
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