April 22nd 2023
Earth Day is just one day of the year when we think about our planet, our habits and how we can make a difference. Shopping locally not only reduces fuel consumption with less transportation distance and cost for you, but it also puts money into small businesses, which typically have a lower carbon footprint.
Carleton Place is very lucky to have a vibrant downtown core with various businesses – retail, healthcare, pharmacy, tattoo, business services, restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, breweries and a post office. It is both convenient to “run your errands” in downtown Carleton Place and also great for the planet and our small-town economy.
With Earth Day coming up, the Downtown Carleton Place BIA would like to draw your attention to some local shops and restaurants which offer locally made products, sustainable fashion, eco-friendly & organic products, and businesses which commit themselves to sustainable practices. Come to Market Square on the 22nd for Earthfest, and explore the downtown area.