NewScoop YYC is now a member of REAP, and eligible for a “Be Local” Award. Voting is open through to October 31. Each year REAP’s Be Local Awards encourage Calgarians to vote for their favourite local businesses. Winners are recognized at REAP’s annual Be Local Awards Gala with a Be Local trophy.
You can see our profile and vote with one click here.
Our nonprofit cooperative business belongs to a non-profit association called REAP, which stands for Respect for the Earth and All People. REAP businesses like ours care about the community and the planet. We are joining with like-minded local businesses because we believe you want to “Be Local” because your money does more good when it’s spent at REAP businesses. It’s used to:
- purchase renewable energy that keeps our air clean;
- reduce waste and conserve resources through recycling and composting programs;
- pay Calgary workers a Living Wage so there is less poverty in our communities;
- create orchards in areas where people can’t afford fresh fruit; and
- is spent at other local businesses and non-profits so that we can all prosper.
Locally owned businesses spend, on average, 25% more of their revenue locally. This means your money recirculates in Calgary 2-4x and creates more good each time it changes hands. This multiplier effect means you aren’t just supporting one business’ green efforts, you are supporting many.
REAP businesses are at the forefront of the new economy, demonstrating that business can make a fair profit while contributing to healthy and prosperous communities
You can vote for us daily and can encourage your family and friends to do the same. If you want to learn more about other amazing local businesses in Calgary, subscribe to receive REAP’s Local Buzz emails at belocal.org. Get involved in the Be Local Awards to connect with other awesome people who care about creating a vibrant city. And if that isn’t enough, folks who help spread the word through Facebook and Twitter can win great local prizes each week. Just say, “Proud to work at [insert Twitter or Facebook handle of your business]!
Vote for other amazing businesses at belocal.org [look them up under the “Find A Business” tab].
Get involved in the Be Local Awards to connect with other awesome people who care about creating a vibrant city. And if that isn’t enough, folks who help spread the word through Facebook and Twitter can win great local prizes each week. Just say, “Proud to work at [insert Twitter or Facebook handle of your business]!