One of the primary goals of The Earth Smart Store is to purchase as many products from locally made sources as possible. The new world economy will be based on what can be done regionally and locally. We are convinced that as the price of oil climbs once again, it will become more and more expensive to ship things long distances. As the human race wakes up to the fact that we can’t keep pouring carbon dioxide into our atmosphere, locally made products will make more and more sense. The most important reason is that money that remains in the community, benefits the community as a whole.
We currently work with a local crafstman to convert old growth Barn Wood into useful furniture, purchase environmentally friendly stains and wood protectants from a local source, and have unique candles and soaps all made locally. Our goal is to continue to expand the local offerings until most of our store is filled with locally manufactured products.