Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Monday, October 15, 2012

CUPE BC’s Ten Percent Shift campaign coming to Cranbrook October 17

Cranbrook, BC -- If every community member shifted ten percent of their household purchases to “local first,” it would strengthen our community and benefit Cranbrook’s local businesses.
That’s the message that CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill will be bringing to Cranbrook on  Wednesday, October 17th at 7 pm. The event is co-sponsored by CUPE BC and CUPE Local 2773 (College of the Rockies support staff) and will be held in room S207 at the College of the Rockies.
This event is a chance to have a conversation about the importance of local first, and about the impact that our choice to spend online or in other communities has on our local economy.  This event is about the conversation, not about telling people where to shop or how to spend their hard earned dollars.  This will build on many other initiatives that highlight the community wide benefits to spending in our community. Another key point in the conversation that O’Neill will be leading on the 17th is that local spending isn’t about unfair costs to the consumer. If you can’t get the good deal or locally is only poor quality, then don’t go. The goal is to find ways that average people can support our local economy.

For more information please visit the website where visitors are challenged to take the “Ten Percent Shift Pledge”. The website also has information and ideas for shifting your spending towards local first.

For more information, please contact:
Jordan Osiowy
250-489-2751 local 3555

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