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Be Buy Boost

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Be Buy Boost_\!/

Localized Commercial Promotion.

Be – Part Of the Solution,

Buy – from your Neighbours First

Boost – Local Enterprise / Local Entrepreneurs / the 3rd Sector

A program of the Republic Of Conscience designed to support a Lifestyle Of Health Happiness And Sustainability (LOHHAS) EcoStreets and SustainaTowns.

BeBuyBoost3Bcool“Be Buy Boost” was originally developed by Philip McMaster for the “Cool to be Canadian” project in the 1990’s http://www.cool.ca/cool_en/3b_sticker.htm

In Canada, as elsewhere in the world, people are “programmed” by big business, media, industry and governments to CONSUME for the profit and financial interests of the 1%.

The rest of us (the 99%) are conditioned by advertising and the retail ecosystem to believe we are doing the right thing for ourselves, for our communities and for our “national interests” by consuming more and more from the brands who compete for our “Trust”. Don’t trust them.

It’s mostly a deception and a big lie. Nothing could be further from the actual truth of what is good for us. By consuming too much of the wrong things and sending our money OUT of our immediate communities, (often to mulitnational overseas) we are HARMING not only ourselves and our families, but the financial and social health of our communities and the environmental health of the planet we must all live on.

Our HYPER-CONSUMPTION is a result of massive loneliness and not the route to a Lifestyle Of Health Happiness and Sustainability www.LOHHAS.com

SEE a VIDEO Discussion touching on the need for Caring Currency.

Today, Be Buy Boost has gone Global – as a program of the MCMASTER INSTITUTE for Sustainable Development in Commerce the World Sustainability Project and the Republic Of Conscience and it’s supporters.

The Be Buy Boost program utilizes the “ROI Cubed” conceptual protocol: Return On Investment in Society, Return On Investment in Environment and finally, the most obvious: Return On Investment in the Economy.

However we’re not speaking of the LARGER / Mulitnational Global Trade economy – instead,  Be Buy Boost is focused on supporting LOCAL ECONOMIES and the 3rd Sector (NGO’s, Social Enterprises,  Charities, Social and Environmental Groups).

BE BUY BOOST and the LOHHAS APP / LOHHAS MAP

Be Buy Boost is a program to bring attention to local economies and our ISR (Individual Social Responsibility) to support the community that supports us. The LOHHAS APP is the tool to help us support local people. products and places.

BE Local PEOPLE

BUY Local PRODUCTS and SERVICES

BOOST Local PLACES

 

BE Local PEOPLE

Be Buy Boost is not only about where you buy, but also about the how and why you buy_\!/ …in the Republic Of Conscience we promote LowSumption  and  SlowSumption , meaning save your money for meaningful and necessary purchases and as opposed to indulging in “Fast Food” and “Fast Moving Consumer Goods”.

Be Local and care about your neighbours and your community – slow down your shopping-to-alleviate-boredom-and-lonliness-shopping and practice SlowSumption – Slowed-down consumption. Participate in community affairs, contribute to local promotions. Look after the citizens of your community first.

BUY Local PRODUCTS and SERVICES

img_8791Be Buy Boost focuses our attention on the fact that where we live is an economic ecosystem and that where, why and what we choose to purchase makes a big difference – not to the faceless multinationals, but to the local entrepreneurs and home-grown business employers who struggle like you to make a living and make a life.

Choose to Buy from local (ideally “home-grown”) retailers and whenever possible, locally made/produced products and services.

BOOST Local PLACES

Be Buy Boost is an integral part of the EcoStreets and SustainaTOWN projects of the Republic Of Conscience, designed to re-direct people’s attention to the offerings of the local community, not based on the “race to the bottom” of the  lowest price, but instead based on most good the individual consumer can do for themselves and the smartest choices for the wellbeing of their family.