The 3/50 Project

May 29, 2009 Leave a comment

This is an issue that I believe is at the core of building community where we live and work. I was delighted to learn that there is actually a national movement (of sorts) to promote the importance of this idea and thought I’d pass it on to you all.

You’ve probably heard me make the point when it comes to buying books for IISC from Harvard Bookstore instead of For me, in addition to the bookstore, it also comes up around my local hardware store vs. Home Depot, and my local camera store vs. Best Buy. And on and one the possibilities go!

Thanks for considering your own possibilities in this regard. And thanks for listening!

Sara Oaklander


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  • Santiago says:

    This is incredibly interesting Sara, it shows in a very clear way the direct impact one’s money can have.

  • Cynthia says:

    Thanks Sara for this great illustration of the “Theory of One.” If each of us did something different, it would roll up to the kind of change we want to see in the world! I have been redirecting myself over the past year or so away from Home Depot to our local hardware store whenever possible for this very reason. And, I think it makes a difference even when it’s a local part of a franchise, since at least some of them are locally owned and even if they are not, they do employ local folks.

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