Make One Change April 2020: Buy Micro-Local

April’s change was to “buy micro-local”, which is essentially about looking after your local post-code’s economy. For this change, you need to find then take the local, family run option rather than the easiest, supermarket, large chain one! This probably meant a little bit of research, but the impact it would make (if we all did it) would be profound on our local economies.

We met some great businesses on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, where we are locals, and also a COVID19 hotspot. What did you find in yours?

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Other ways of supporting small business, that doesn't include spending money!! #Repost @wild_hare_salon • • • • • • Murrumbeena, Victoria A times like these, the little things can make or break your favourite local business.💟 If you want to show love and support, here's how you can 💗 Share or tag someone and let's help each other get through this @brewbarandcafe @winesonpoath @monkeybluelive @chi2house @pivotal_health_and_fitness @black_orpheus_furniture @bassworkshopau #wildharesalon #murrumbeena #murrumbeenavillage #murrumbeenablogger #bentleigheast #malverneast #oakleigh #melbournehairsalon #melbourne #balayage #blondemasters #weareopen #callus #booknow #melbournehair #melbournehairstylist #melbournebalayage #melbournehaircolourist #melbournebeauty #makeonechangeapr20

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THIS is what we mean by "micro-local"! #Repost @intoyoulife • • • • • • Cromer Heights One of the many things we are doing to thank our clients who are sticking with training with us! Change us hard. There was definitely resistance to the "online training" idea. But we had a plan, and we were ready with enough time to roll it out over a few weeks. Thus meant we had time to hand-hold if the clients needed a walk through. There was no panic or reactionary decisions. We had the gear, the set up, the confidence we could still deliver, but just in case there were bumps… there's also this (free stuff). Here's the thing. This is going to suck. We are going to be all right. But it will suck less and we'll come out even better if we all stick together. It's for this reason we are looking after our people even harder than before. They're getting free stuff, we're buying our bread from our baker clients, our coffee from our barista clients, our clothes from our stylist clients, and they're buying their exercise from us… THIS IS HOW WE DO IT! #together #intoyoulife #stayhome #cromerfitness #cromermum #cromerpt #cromerprimaryschool #cromerpublicschool #cromer #cromerheights #cromerpersonaltrainer #cromermums

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Hand sanitiser from an eco friendly company! #Repost @busybeeecoparty • • • • • • Busy Bee Eco Party wants to do its part in this moment, so we started to produce and distribute our Busy Bee Hand Sanitiser, made following the recommendations from the World Health Organization. It is alcohol-based and it is designed to kill bacteria and germs from our hands without the use of water. At present, alcohol-based hand rubs are the only known means for rapidly and effectively inactivating a wide array of potentially harmful microorganisms on hands. Our bottles are made from recycled PET Plastic. Please note that due to high demand, maximum 5 bottles per customer are allowed. Pick up only. A refill service will be made available soon with a $5 charge per bottle. #handsanitizer #disinfectantspray #sustainableliving

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Another Northern Beaches Local purchase! They included a free sample of their Chai Latte powder which was devine too! #Repost @intoyoulife • • • • • • Narraweena, Dee Why Hot Cross Buns from @keeptone_aus in DY. Just one of those local small businesses that we can support with our dollar choices, these gorgeous buns are whole food, and perfect to fill hungry tummies st home school!! Also carrots, Keto brownies, kale corn chips, organic corn, cheesy veggie bites, watermelon and grapes. In other news we are doing our monthly purchase from Honest to Goodness this week. Get your orders in by Friday! #makeonechangeapr20 #intoyoulife #planetboxlunches #healthylunchboxinspo #healthylunchboxinspiration #healthylunchboxideas #healthylunchboxes #narraweenapt #narraweenapersonaltrainer #narraweenapublicschool #narraweenaprimaryschool #narraweenafitness #narraweenamum #narraweenamums #narraweenapt

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And, that you contribute to a better outcome. There's so much good we can do in this world! #Repost @anxiety_wellbeing • • • • • • HOW AM I GONNA STAY POSITIVE? 👇 . 🎨@ohverlee 😊 ✒@anxiety_wellbeing . CONTROL We have control of our actions, what we choose to be influenced by, what we switch on or off too, what we believe, what we choose to do, what we choose to focus on Etc. . Example. 👉Focused on, What I CANT do = negative, stuck feelings. 👉Focused on, What I CAN do = constructive, solution based, doing, level of control, manageable, finding new ways. . BUT When we are faced with situations we have no direct control over, all we can do is practice faith & hope. You don't have to be religious to have faith, believe in a certain something or idea to have faith & hope. . IN times like this, you can DO what you CAN, have an eager eye to help, look out for others, practice kindness & compassion, but the rest, let it go for a moment, be in the present, take a breath. . Allow yourself to dream of a positive outcome. . Better days are coming We will all rejoice & celebrate. We will appreciate the real wonders in life. We will be kinder to each other Be more understanding of each others situations. * understanding what it's like to be a refugee. Stuck, no choice, can't move, need to get safe, feed yourself & family…..we're ALL human. #equality Appreciate community & family life. We will see the huge benefits the planet had taken to self heal. The changes could be amazing. . This is my toughest challenge But I've had challenges before Each one I was unsure I would get through Each time I did & learnt so much. Without the challenge I would never have experienced the lesson. . I am hopeful. ❤ healing takes time. Xx . . #anxiety #anxietycoach #positive #wellness #recovery #help #cbt #support #panic #gad #yoga #meditation #selfhelpers #copingskills #thrive #wellbeing #prevention #resilience #recovery #rejuvenate #selfhelp #selfhelper #hope #faith #love #change #planet

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Party for one? Support local Aussie business, fauna, and flora at the same time with this one! #Repost @theecopartyplace • • • • • • Gold Coast, Queensland Did you know there are around 2000 species of native bees in Australia? Wow! 🐝 – Unfortunately bees are under threat due habitat loss, insecticide misuse and climate change. – We can all do our bit to help! Plant native flowers in your gardens and hold of on pesticides. – Thanks to @sonia_mar for these photos! She created an Easter gift with our Grow Kit and bee activity book 🐝 🌱 – Here’s a teaser for our Eco Creatives Membership: To help our bees we are creating a ‘bee’ themed box! Your little one will learn about bees and use their creativity to create something the bees will love which will look great in your yard! It’s a surprise what it is and what box it will be in! Not sure what the Eco Creatives Membership is?? Click the link in bio to find out! #makeonechangeapr20

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Live in the snowy's?? Here's a local gem! OR if you want to support small business in a bushfire affe had regions, here's your chance! #makeonechangeapr20 #Repost @emptyesky • • • • • • Jindabyne, New South Wales SPREAD LOVE, NOT GERMS! 🤲🏽💧💛 Fun fact – did you know that 70% of what we put onto our bodies goes INTO our bodies?! 🤯 Nope neither did we…..but Claire from @botanicaltrader certainly did. Located in NSW, Claire founded the botanical trader with the philosophy of promoting green beauty products and lifestyle choices to help us all contribute to a kinder, healthier and greener planet 🌱 🌿 For @botanicaltrader, green beauty is their philosophy; grounded in clean, natural, ethical, sustainably sourced, organic, vegan & certified cruelty free, socially responsible products ✨ 🤤. All of that sounds like a lot, and quite frankly it is. But somehow, the Botanical Trader incorporate this AND make sure their scrumptious products still smell great and do exactly what they’re meant to be doing ✅ With a wide range of offerings, from shampoo & conditioner, face & body scrubs, perfume oils to gorgeous cushion covers with art from Australian designers, @botanicaltrader donates their profits to charity, helping you to show kindness to yourself and the world 🌎 💛 With most of us in home iso with a lot of time on our hands, do yourself a favor and head over to the website, located in the @botanicaltrader bio and order some self-care goodies for yourself or someone you might know that needs to feel the lurve right now 💛 #emptyesky #letsgo #weareone #supportsmallbusiness ✎@chantellewestwood © Empty Esky

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Great little company in rural NSW with 0% waste. Even their packaging for postal is made from leftover boxes with zero plastic! Mothers day is coming up!! #makeonechangeapr20 #Repost @avirida_green • • • • • • Dorrigo, New South Wales What a unique gift for your mum on Mother's Day 💚 Our Mother's Day pamper packs are running out fast! You get a pack of hemp body balm, eye/face balm, mud & clay face mask, a MEGA bamboo lip balm PLUS a salvaged rosewood locally made candle holder with "I Love You Mum" engraved, and a wooden plaque that says "Happy Mother's Day" 💕 You even get FREE express shipping 💚 Our skincare pots, skincare range & candle holders are all made by us in rural NSW, and completely plastic free! Plus every sale plants a tree 🌳 #supportsmallbusiness #buyfromthebush . . . @buyfromthebush #sustainableliving #sustainablegifts #sustainablebeauty #wastefree #plasticfreeliving #plasticfree #plasticfreeskincare #plasticfreegifts #zerowasteliving #zerowastebeauty #zerowastejourney #zerowastelife #zerowasteskincare #zerowastegifts #zerowaste #consciousliving #mothersdaygifts

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So with all this in mind, and mother’s day coming up in Australia, how about supporting one of the above businesses, or your local restaurant (with a take-away), or a Pamper Pack from us!

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