The WE Lead-sponsored Shop Locally Challenge is a way to raise awareness on campus about the importance of shopping locally, and buying local produce. There are many benefits to shopping locally, including reducing climate change, giving back to the local economy, supporting small farms, knowing what you’re eating, and being healthy.
From Nov. 2 to Dec. 15, WE Lead is inviting students, faculty, and staff to shop at local farmers markets and shops in Unity, Thorndike, Albion, and Troy. Save your receipts from purchases and bring them to the WE Lead office (in the OAC). WE Lead will keep track of the amount each participant has purchased and a winner will be announced at the end of the semester. The winner will receive a gift basket of local foods and crafts.
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