Bioregionalism

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Bioregionalism means being aware of the ecology, economy and culture of the place where you live, and are committed to making choices that enhance them. You can lead a bioregionally-conscious life by making choices that focus on local ecology, economy and culture.

[edit] What Bioregionalism Means

It may mean any or all of the following:

• Buying organically and locally- grown food as against large chain retailers

• Buying products from socially and environmentally responsible companies

• Patronizing local banks, especially ones that invest in the community

• Knowing the birds, animals, trees, plants and weather patterns of your place, as well as land features and soil types

• Respecting the lives and cultures of your place

• Knowing and helping neighbors

• Seeking local entertainment, supporting local artists, musicians, theater companies, storytellers

• Spending more time with loved ones and watching less TV

• Cutting down on your waste

• Using sustainable energy sources, such as solar power, whenever possible

• Being directly involved in your children's education, whether they are in school or are homeschooled


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