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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

What does your story look like? Make four small single-signature books with gorgeous, handmade paper. Use as journals, portfolios, scrapbooks, or write and illustrate an original story. 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, beads, sequins, craft thread, needles and instructions. You provide scissors and glue. Assembled at Goodwill Industries of South-Central Wisconsin. Ages 8 & up.

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The Green Dot, or Grüne Punkt, on an item of packaging means that it complies with the German Packaging Ordinance for the return of consumer packaging. The symbol can, in fact, be in any color other than red. It is administered by Duales System Deutschland GmbH, a non-profit organization which was established to enable manufacturers and distributors to fulfill the requirements of the legislation. This shows that a fee has been paid for the recovery of the packaging in some European countries.
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