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#local4lent 2021

Don’t give up chocolate, beer or bread this year, give up supermarkets and shop #local4lent instead.   Wednesday 17th February – Saturday 3rd April 2021 – are you up for the challenge? Back in 2012 a chance conversation between two strangers on Twitter and the #Local4Lent challenge was born. Religious or not, many people choose to give up various things over …

Local in Lockdown

This tasty haul was delivered a few weeks back and oh my gosh what a welcome sight during the third lockdown in the UK. The #local4lent challenge begins on Feb 17th so why not nip in if you’re local or get a delivery and try some fab things from these great small businesses. The challenge is about giving it a …

Let’s talk food waste

“Reducing food waste is actually one of the biggest things you can do for the environment, because about a third of the food that people buy is wasted,” Tuomisto says. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation reports that 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced for human consumption is wasted each year. So I just wanted to share a bit …

BBC Radio Manchester 2013

Delving into the archives this week after one of the Totally Locally branches asked for some context on the campaign. Totally forgot we got a mention on BBC Radio Manchester back in 2013! Julie aka realfoodfans (a follower of the campaign on social and shop local supporter) had told the fab (and now-ex BBC Broadcaster) Sam Walker about the campaign …

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A few words from #local4lent co-founder Zana – March 27, 2012

Okay, okay.. I know its been a lifetime since my last post, and I wont waste half a post explaining why I have been a rubbish blogger or promise to be more consistent.. But instead I will just get on with it 🙂 Sooo, for lent this year I decided to do something a little different.. and no, I’m not …

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Lent finishes today! Are you going local for life?

This is one from the old #local4lent blog – written April 2017. We’ve had a great time doing the #local4lent challenge again this year! With many people from 2013 taking up the challenge again and lots of new faces too! There’s been a fab twitter community sharing ideas, helping each other out spreading the #local4lent message. We love finding out …

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Exert influence with purchasing choices and ‘vote with your purse’!

This is one from the old #local4lent blog – written March 2013. We’ve enjoyed talking to lots of different people throughout the #local4lent campaign and have been interested to discover the different ways people support local businesses. Everyone we’ve spoken to has discovered different challenges depending on where they live and what amenities are available. So we’ve been chatting to Yorkshire mum, …