Cambridge, MA June 25, 2009 – Join Cambridge Local First, Clear Conscience Café, Harvest Co-op Markets, hundreds of your neighbors and friends and three Cambridge City Counselors at the first ShiftMob ever held anywhere on the planet. Make a difference by spending money on good stuff, supporting your Local Independents, and having fun! It’s a sustainable shopping spree!
The Worlds First ShiftMob is happening THURSDAY JUNE 25TH, 2009 from 5-9pm at the Clear Conscience Café and Harvest Co-op Market located at 581 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
ShiftMobs are fun and powerful ways to help promote the 10% Shift as we build strong local economies and local economic independence. The 10% Shift is a program sponsored by Cambridge Local First and many other Local First networks throughout New England. If New England folks shift 10% of our annual budget from non-local purchasing to local purchasing we can create thousands of new jobs and grow our local economy by hundreds of millions of dollars.
*Take back our economy.
*Five local musicians from the C3 Sustainable Music Series performing every hour: Elana Read, Keppie Couts, Sal Baglio, Johnny Nicholson, Jordan Tarrant, Tamsin Wilson www.myspace.com/c3cafe
*A Photographic Exhibit of Local Independent Business Owners presented by Susan Young. www.susanyoungphoto.com
*Delightful local food samplings and products from local food folks inside and outside the store
*Short and inspirational presentations by the Cambridge Vice Mayor, City Counselors, Cambridge Local First and 10% Shift leaders, and Harvest Board Members and Clear Conscience Café owners.
*Learn about the high level of sustainable business practices the Clear Conscience Café and Harvest Co-op are practicing as part of Cambridge’s first Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP) http://www.sustainablebusinessleader.org/
*Contribute food for Food for Free, a Cambridge organization that feeds the hungry and the homeless. www.foodforfree.org
Join the Fun and Party with Purpose and Power at the ShiftMob!!
CAMBRIDGE LOCAL FIRST
Cambridge Local First is a network of over 250 locally owned and independent businesses dedicated to building a strong local economy and a vibrant community. Cambridge Local First has taken the lead and joined with other similar networks throughout New England to develop and promote the 10% Shift. www.CambrigeLocalFirst.org
CLEAR CONSCIENCE CAFÉ
Clear Conscience Café is a mission-based business committed to creating an alternative destination with better tasting, healthier, more environmentally friendly and socially responsible products than conventional businesses in the marketplace. www.C3cafe.net
HARVEST CO-OP MARKET
Harvest Co-op Markets is a community-owned cooperative market open to the public with stores at 581 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge’s Central Square, and at 57 South St. in Jamaica Plain. Harvest specializes in organic, natural and local food choices with fresh, local produce in season, an award-winning bulk spice section, bulk products, wine and beer, and more. More at www.harvest.coop
SUSTAINABLE BUSNESS LEADER PROGRAM
The Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP) is a program designed to support locally owned and independent businesses in reducing their carbon footprint and implementing sustainable business practices. Fifteen Cambridge Local First businesses (including Harvest Co-op Market and Clear Conscious Café) are participating in this program and are currently deep in the process of evaluating and improving their business practices. www.SustainableBusinessLeader.org