The East Village Community Coalition and EcoBizNYC invite you to
Get Local! Guide Launch and Fall Awards Ceremony
Wednesday December 5th, 2012
139 Avenue A (at East 9th Street)
Celebrate local businesses in the neighborhood and our diverse retail community!
Join us for the launch of the Get Local! Guide to Local Shops and the Lower East Side Ecology Center to celebrate the Fall 2012 EcoBizNYC grant recipients.
The EVCC highlights retail diversity in the East Village with a comprehensive, free guide to retail and services in the neighborhood. LESEC’s EcoBizNYC program helps small businesses in the East Village and Lower East Side reduce air pollution and environmental impacts, and awards sustainability grants bi-annually.
Our neighborhood boasts resident-serving retail outlets and unique offerings from creative merchants. The East Village is NOT a strip mall – thankfully the monotonous chain stores found in town after town are in short supply here. In an attempt to keep our neighborhood independent and unique, we publish our free Get Local! Guide to East Village Shops each year. The updated 6th Edition is available now!
Spending your money locally helps small businesses thrive in the East Village. Local shopping also:
Keeps more money in our community
Creates local jobs with fair wages
Sustains small business owners who defend our neighborhood’s identity
Chooses creativity and personality over uniformity
The newly available 6th Edition lists more than 400 local merchants and is available in shops and cafes in the neighborhood. You can download the online version or pick up your free copy today!
We are working to preserve small businesses as an integral part of maintaining our diverse, livable community.
Thank you to supporters of the 2012 Get Local! guide:
Lead sponsor: EcoBizNYC, a project of the Lower East Side Ecology Center
Sponsors: 4th Street Food Coop, Butter Lane, The Bean, Dinosaur Hill, Fabulous Fanny’s, Fourth Arts Block, Eileen Fisher, Housing Works, Lower East Side Federal Credit Union, Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Authority, Michael Mut Gallery, Parlor, Source Unltd, Sustainable NYC, Transportation Alternatives, Upright Citizens Brigade, wild project