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Truly local (and sustainable) craft beer from Empire Brewing Company

The brewery in New York state uses local energy, grows its own ingredients, composts and more. By: Starre Vartan Wed, Apr 30, 2014  (Posted on Mother Nature Network – www.mnn.com) All photos: Empire Brewing Company You’d think brewing great beer that people love would be enough for any brewer. But not for David Katleski, founder of Syracuse, New […]

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It starts with neighborhoods…

Don’t you love those days when things seem serendipitous? For me, yesterday had random elements of connectedness that ended up in the writing of this entry. To preface The BuyLocal/Think Local First movement is a means to an end. In most advocacy organizations, there’s a ‘thing’ that you’re asked to do, but that ‘thing’ usually leads […]

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Happy New Year (OK, a bit late to the game): Outlook for 2013

It’s January 15th, so obviously we’re way late here — but Happy New Year! 🙂 As the weeks, months, and years seem to fly by, it can be tough to find time to evaluate and re-evaluate personal and professional goals. The new year provides a few moments to *think* about those things, clear out some […]

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Local, defined

Local. The foundation of pretty much everything we, as an organization, talk about. We’ve uttered words or terms like local food, local beer, local wine, local coffee, local business, local services, local restaurants, local economy, local hotels, local products, buy local, think local, be local… and I’m sure you get the point. And even though […]

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