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Secondhand Shopping Treasure Hunt

What do vinyl records, baby clothes, computers, and a vintage mirror have in common? You can all find them locally at reuse stores. 

This Summer Local First Ithaca and Get Your GreenBack Tompkins invite you to discover the wealth of reuse stores in Tompkins County by joining the Secondhand Shopping Treasure Hunt. Get a raffle card at one of the participating stores, then visit two more to enter a free raffle to win gift cards and a used sewing machine. Discover good deals on building materials, clothing, outdoor gear, furniture, and sporting equipment--it’s all there, if you know where to look. 

Secondhand shopping gives you quality goods at very reasonable prices. More of your money stays in the local economy, as most reuse stores are locally owned and source locally. Employees are  also often better paid. Reuse stores also help rescue resources that might otherwise end up filling our landfills. And better yet, it means we don't have to manufacture new goods--which is very energy and pollution intensive.

Secondhand shopping is good for your pocketbook and good for the planet. Visit getyourgreenback.org or Local First Ithaca for a list of participating stores and more details on the Secondhand Shopping Treasure Hunt. 

2013 Guide to Being Local

The 2013 Guide to Being Local is here and being sold all around the area. Bigger and better than ever, the Guide is 168 pages of local goodness with over 100 money saving coupons! 

The list of places to buy your Guide grows daily! Here's a list of current locations:

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Handwork,  Moosewood,  Ithaca Bakery,  Buffalo St. Books,  GreenStar,  AFCU,  Fontana's,  Agava, Diane's Downtown Auto,  Ithaca Grain & Pet,  Sustainable Passion,  Rasa Spa,  Ithacamade,  Mama Goose,   Mimi's Attic,  Sheldon Hill,  Bloom,  Mighty Yoga,  Finger Lakes Reuse,  Sarah's Patisserie,  Green St. Pharmacy,  Padma,  Nutritional Wellness,  Bellwether,  Good To Go TBurg,  Diaspora,   People's Market of Lansing,  Home Green Home,  Red Feet Wine Market,  Norabloom,  evolution,  The Cornell Store,   Jillian's Drawers