Localism in the DelVal: Two Communities Consider ‘Import Replacement’



If you’re already a locavore, you won’t be surprised to know that eating local is a trend that’s on the rise, as noted by various surveys, including one from North Dakota’s Center for Rural Affairs.*  This is great news for those of us who believe localism can give rise to a greener, lower-carbon lifestyle AND lay the groundwork for a stronger, job-producing economy. But to realize localism’s full benefits, we’ll need to do more than just buy food from neighborhood farms.

According to localists, we’ll also need to adopt something called “import replacement.” While that term may not be as widely known as “sustainable,” two Delaware River Valley towns, Solebury Township, PA, and Lambertville, NJ, are considering sustainably minded proposals that are great examples of import replacement. Read on!


Find the Local & Green Resources You Want Right Here


When Fresh in the Delaware River Valley got under way, the idea was to provide both informative content on ways to live more sustainably AND quick access to local resources that could help you “go green and local. ” That’s what the Local Resources pages are all about.

If you’ve never visited Local Resources, consider checking it out today — or the next time you’re searching for a way to do something like recycle your car or buy organic clothing. If it’s been a while since you scanned the Local Resources pages, come on back and see what’s new. Thanks to the recent Frenchtown Green Fair and a few reader suggestions, there are several exciting new listings. Read on!