It’s easy to live local. The foods you consume, the products and services you purchase and even the financial institutions you use all have locally-owned, independent alternatives. You can make a difference and help sustain our local living economy by choosing to patronize a locally-owned business whenever you can. You’ll be supporting and helping celebrate the people, businesses and institutions that make Milwaukee unique. And your money will stay right here, in our vibrant and diverse community. Over time, money spent with a local business generates 75% more state and local tax revenues and is far more likely to be re-spent locally.

But living locally isn’t just about where you spend your money. It is also about how you live your life. Join in the local movment by getting involved in the local movement. You’ll have fun, get to know others in your community, and help make Milwaukee a better place to live!

Organizations we love who are part of the local and sustainable movements in Milwaukee:

  • The Center for Resilient Cities builds robust and thriving urban communities that are healthy, just, economically viable and environmental sound.
  • Fund Milwaukee has created an investment framework that enables individuals to direct their investment dollars directly to local triple-bottom-line businesses.
  • Transition Milwaukee is part of a larger planet-wide effort to create, enhance and promote community projects, to grow our own food, generate our own power, develop our own economies and rebuild local resilience and self-reliance.