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How I Supported Local Businesses During COVID-19

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

In this video you could see SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production pop up, referring particularly to sustainable supply chains.

One of the easiest ways to become more sustainable in one’s shopping behavior is by questioning where the products come from that are being bought and used for purchased services. We rarely have access to making our own products or doing everything we need ourselves, which is why we need to hold the providers of our products and services responsible for the caused impact.

Sometimes we forget that there is a whole chain behind that one product we just bought, such as an apple for example. Not only had that apple been transported to your location, but it needed to be picked, grown, planted, and situated in terms of agricultural land. By asking ourselves the question of where our food comes from, we can differentiate between different products and their supply chain impacts.

By aiming to purchase food, materials, and services that were produced locally with locally owned facilities, we can help to reduce the impact the supply chains have.

Check out how easy it can be to find information on local food in our Global Community Resources in the Food category.

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