Sustainable Development Challenges

From the position of the small amount of strong influence that we all have in our own homes, this new contest aims to make our world a little better. We will try to raise awareness about the important role we can play in improving and sustaining our world through games and challenges on topics such as sustainability, culture and society.

LOCAL RESPONSIBLE COMMERCE

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THE DISTANCES SOME FOOD TRAVELS BEFORE IT REACHES OUR FRIDGES? DO YOU LOOK AT THE ORIGIN OF THE FOOD YOU EAT?

One of the factors that has contributed most to the general deterioration in our planet is our way of consuming, our purchasing habits.

During the lockdown, you have probably visited neighbourhood businesses that you may not have known about before. Local commerce has covered our essential needs when we needed it most. We now have the opportunity to be grateful, to learn from what has happened and to act accordingly. Depending on how and where we buy, we will be favouring one mode of society or another.

The challenge

Take a picture of your purchase at a local store, give it a title and upload it here.

Personal information:

If you would like to, give us your opinion about local commerce, the advantages you see in it, initiatives to promote it… Your input is very valuable to us.

Being aware of the ecological footprint of the products that we consume allows us to change our habits, knowing that small neighbourhood businesses reduce this footprint and bring about greater, better-distributed social wealth than department stores.

Advantages of local consumption:

  • Prices are fairer by eliminating intermediaries and the cost of transport.
  • Products are bought and consumed at the appropriate time.
  • Our streets are full of life, with jobs being created and existing jobs being retained.
  • Greenhouse drop as transport decreases.
  • Oligopolies are disrupted.
  • There is less waste – not only yours, but the farmer’s as well. For aesthetic reasons, some of the food produced for supermarkets is rejected because it is not the right size, colour or shape. Local producers offer the best quality, and include large, small and irregular shapes, because that is how Nature does things.
  • You can buy the amount of food you really need.
  • Unnecessary plastic containers are avoided.

Related hobbies

On this website you will find a calculator that measures the environmental impact of the products we usually consume. It is a BBC application. Do your own calculations!