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The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome guest blogger Dr. Shikha Bhattacharyya, President of reTHink, Inc. 

The Earth Angel Card – “Shop Local, Shop Green”

What is the Earth Angel Card?

reTHink has created a discount card featuring chiefly local businesses. Local businesses are not only crucial to our community economy but shopping small is actually better for the environment as well! How so? Shopping small reduces fuel consumption from plane and ship transportation, reduces the use of plastic packaging, and creates jobs that will treat employees and animals more ethically than large chains. So, with the small purchase of $20 for this credit card sized coupon card, there is the potential to save much more while helping the economic, environmental, and personal health of the region!

What is the CHANGE message?

C – Carry your own water bottle instead of buying a plastic one, since 50 billion are consumed a year!

H – Hesitate to use Styrofoam cups and take out containers, the toxic chemicals leach into your food!

A – Avoid plastic grocery bags, the U.S. uses 100 billion of annually and take 1,000 years to degrade!

N – No to Straws! Straws are one of the top 10 items found in beach cleanups and kill marine life!

G – Grab your own silverware instead of using plastic to throw away after one use to reduce waste!

E – Eliminate K-cups: in 2014, enough k-cups were sold to circle the earth 10.5 times if placed end to end!

What are the Discounts?

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BE AN EARTH ANGEL – Help reTHink in spreading awareness about the environment. Shop Local and save a lot of money this year!