Sea to Sky Corridor Celebrates Buy Local Week

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Sea to Sky residents are encouraged to support local businesses from Dec. 1 – 7 , 2014.

Before you head to Vancouver for holiday shopping this season consider the impact spending your gift-buying dollars in the Sea to Sky corridor could have on the community.

Shopping local not only feeds money back into the local economy — which creates more jobs — but it also helps the environment by cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions from travel. Those are the ideas behind Buy Local Week, running in communities throughout B.C. from Dec. 1 – 7. This year, for the first time, Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish will also participate as part of a partnership between the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and Local Whistler. Read the rest of this article in the Whistler Question.