This semester has been a whirlwind. The wind keeps shoving me onward and right past opportunities to be up to date on all things philanthrocapitalism. However, as committed as I am to promoting philanthrocapitalists, I am currently living in Richmond, Virginia, where there is another element to using your purchases for good.
The atmosphere here is so local. Sure, you can get your Cheesecake Factory at Short Pump or your Anthropologie at Stony Point. But if you reach beyond the surface for half a second you will find an entire landscape of restaurants, boutiques and places to explore that are owned, operated and enjoyed by locals.
Another aspect of living responsibly, in my mind, is to support the community of which we are a part. To build up the small business owners, entrepreneurs and adventurers who are your neighbors. So, the next series of posts will show you what is fantastically local and fantastically enjoyable here in RVA. What is your local story?