Celebrate Earth Day in Louisville, KY with #BuyLocalBuyGreenLOU

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We’re challenging you to buy locally and sustainably in LOU for one week. | Graphic by 6AM City

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You know we’re all about supporting our local businesses in River City, which is why we’re excited for Earth Day this Fri., April 22. 🌎

This year’s Earth Day initiative is centered around investing in our planet — and there are lots of ways buying locally supports sustainability. To promote this goal within our community, we are introducing you to our #BuyLocalBuyGreenLou campaign.

We’re challenging you to buy locally and sustainably in LOU for one week. | Graphic by 6AM City

To celebrate the global initiative, we are challenging youand ourselves — to only shop locally for one week. Or, at least try to swap out a few basic purchases with local options.

What would this look like? Think: Starting your morning with a trip to Nord’s Bakery, stopping by the farmers market for local produce, or perusing spring fashion at Six Sisters Boutique NuLu.

We want to follow along with your journey, as well as share ours with you. To do so, we are asking you to share photos of your local purchases, shopping sprees, or other Earth Day activities on social media using the hashtag #BuyLocalBuyGreenLOU. Throughout the week, we will spotlight what our community is up to in our newsletters + social feeds.

Don’t have social media but want to participate? Send us your photos here.

Need some inspiration? Here are some local, sustainable recommendations to switch up your weekly routine.

We’ll be making the local caffeine rounds this week with City Editor Katie starting her Monday at Gralehaus for a garden patio work session. Her order? Iced Americano + a Sunshine Shot — a blast of ginger, grapefruit, lime, honey, and cayenne.

We also can’t wait to find a new used record for Record Store Day — coming up on April 23 — at Better Days Records, reup on bath + body products at Sage’s Botanicals, and tame our sweet tooth at Kizito Cookies.

Fridge running low? Visit The Bodega in Logan Street Market for local produce or do your weekly shopping at locally-owned grocery store, ValuMarket.

If you’re dining out this week, City Editor Sarah recommends indulging in the chicken makhani at Taj Palace.

Whatever you choose, remember to share your adventures + tag #BuyLocalBuyGreenLou for a chance to be featured.

Question:

Where do you shop for local, sustainable goods in Louisville? Tell us here.

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