A sustainable economy is one where money spent in the local economy circulates within the community, and expenditures that leave the community are minimized. Embracing a strong local economy means promoting small, locally owned, resource efficient, and environmentally sensitive businesses. You can support Tucson’s local economy by shopping at locally-owned businesses and by purchasing food from local growers and producers. Businesses also have a role in making our community more sustainable. Show businesses that take positive steps to reduce their impact on global warming, reduce their resource consumption, and operate more sustainably that you support their efforts and encourage other businesses to follow.

Explore what YOU can do to support a sustainable economy: