Wherever you live, make the
most of it!
If you live in a rural area,
living local means to be self-reliant. But if you are part of the
85% of Ontarians that live in an urban area,
living local means to make the most of your community.
1. Individual Actions
Live local: be a part of your community.
Shop local: support
Play local: support
local arts and culture and other community events.
join a local group, become engaged.
2. Community Projects
Look no further
than Jane's Walk for a
great project to start getting people involved in thinking about
community assets and develop a neigbourhood village plan to
identify local priorities for planning and development (a good
workbook for this can be found
the planning process. (Also check out these online
resources as examples of how one might organize this via “online
Give a presentation on the need for local, sustainable food.
Here is a great suite of toolkits from Sustainable Table:
Buy locally: here are
ten good reasons why and how
Live Local: Experiments in Local Living
– an online project that allows people to upload “experiences”
with their “experiments”!
projects, restaurants, eateries, butchers, famers’ markets,
etc., in any area you need local information for in this
Find Good Food – Local, Sustainable, Organic
Projects of “Farm Folk, City Folk”
International Community Development Projects at the Centre
for Sustainable Community Development
3. Key Organizations/Networks
4. More Resources
– to see articles and websites that CCO has recently tagged with
“local”, please visit this link
search the Great Green Directory for products, services,
programs, financial incentives, and resources specific to the
“Live Local” conserver action
learn what your ECOscore is! Take five minutes to rate yourself
and find out where you want to improve as a conserver.