In the leaky bucket analogy for local economies, money flows into a region to circulate through local businesses like water into a bucket. Water that leaks out is money that escapes the local economy to pay for imports. The more watertight the bucket, the more wealth retained." — Susan Witt
Daily Practice: Keeping the wealth in a community is about more than money. Keeping circulation local changes our connection to where we live and those we live with. If everyone kept just $100 local we would move $35B back to our communities. Watch where you put your $$ today. Even if you are spending out of your community are you supporting fair trade and community power or exploitation and corporate greed? Your choices matter.