GOOD Citizenship Task 27: Support a Local Business #30DaysofGOOD

Make a difference in your community by supporting local businesses.

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for February? GOOD citizenship.

Support a local business.

How can you help build a strong local economy and maintain the unique character of your neighborhood? Shop locally as much as possible. Small businesses respond to the wants and needs of their loyal, local customers. This creates more variety and paves the way for yet more neighborhood businesses.

Check out the 3/50 Project to learn how you can make a difference in your own community by spending $50 a month in three of your favorite independently owned businesses. Let us know where you're shopping and what you love about "your" bookstore, "your" coffee shop, and other businesses you can't live without.

Learn how to live like a citizen at The Guiding Lights Weekend conference on creative citizenship March 8-10 in Seattle.

Click here to vote for your favorite GOOD Citizenship project on GOOD Maker. The submission with the most votes will win $500!