Small local businesses are more involved in their communities, which means supporting them improves your neighbourhood and encourages civic participation.
Nikki Fotheringham is a freelance writer who specializes in green living, life in the city, food and travel. She is a regular contributor to several blogs including Eat.Drink.Travel Magazine and Jib Strategic and she is the editor of Greenmoxie.com. She lives in Toronto with her husband and a very bad dog.
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