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INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart Devours Food Market Share
Walmart is on track to claim one-third of food sales within five years. Here’s a look at how Walmart has dramatically altered the food system — triggering massive consolidation, driving down prices to farmers, and leaving more families struggling to afford healthy food.
Author Stacy Mitchell Date 12/20/2012 4 comments
Local Multiplier Effect Featured in This Week's Boho
Pick up a copy of the North Bay Bohemian this week to find a HUGE GoLocal infographic and feature story, "Reinvestment 101".
Date 12/05/2012
Top Ten Obstacles to Buying a Home
Home buying's complicated.  GoLocal member Sonoma County Mortgages shares ten important factors to take into account.
Author Scott Sheldon Date 10/23/2012
I Say Tomayto, You Say Tomahto
On August 30, Safeway received a letter from a Santa Rosa lawyer questioning their practice of labeling "local" food.
Author Lauren Dixon Date 10/09/2012 1 comment
Local Ownership Makes Communities Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser
When policymakers debate anything having to do with economic development — approving a new big-box store, say, or handing out tax breaks to large companies — most don’t imagine that the decision will have any effect on such things as voter turnout or the prevalence of chronic disease.
Author Stacy Mitchell Date 07/21/2012
GoLocal and The Core Project Co-Host "Fixing the Future" Documentary Aug 9th at Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
The film follows PBS's David Brancaccio as he embarks on a journey across the United States in search of innovative community solutions to create jobs, strengthen sustainability and build prosperity.
Date 07/20/2012
SURVEY: Locally Owned Businesses Top Community Wish List
Two-thirds of the 1,300 Americans surveyed said that their community needs both planning and market forces to improve its economic situation.
Date 07/12/2012
The Rise of the New Economy Movement
The New Economy Movement is already energetically involved in an extraordinary range of activities.
Date 06/17/2012
Sustainability Consortium
We are a group of sustainability professionals working together to increase demand and raise awareness for sustainability in our community. We meet monthly to eco-boost Sonoma County!
Author Julie Montgomery Date 05/31/2012

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