Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farmers ........continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.


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When you shop locally owned businesses, your money is recirculated over and over and creates up to 75% more tax revenue to your community and state.



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For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 remains in the local economy, and $27 leaves.



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Sustainable Resources

Here is a little advice concerning what to look for when shopping for your college supplies, groceries, or just going out to eat. Buying sustainably is a big part of living sustainably so here are some pointers!

NOTE: * = within 1 mile walking distance of campus; ** = more than a mile but still within biking distance

 What to look out for:

-          Brita/Pur Water Filter to replace plastic bottles ($20-$35)

-          Fluorescent Light bulbs for desk and floor lamps ($2-$6)

-          Rechargeable batteries ($8-$30)

-          Recycled paper notebooks (around $2)

-          Refillable ballpoint pen ($2-$5)

-          Refillable razors ($5-$15)

-          Organic/Locally Grown food (prices vary)

-          Refill your printer cartridges instead of buying new ones (around $13)

-          Products made from corn, bamboo, banana fibers, recycled material, or biodegradable material!

Where to shop:

-          Target (located in Orlando at 718 Maguire Boulevard OR in Casselberry at 4410 S. Highway 17/92)

o   Recycled Jersey Sheet Sets

o   Recycled/Banana Fiber/Elephant Poo paper

o   Recycled dishware

o   Reusable water bottles

o   Accessories (such as jewelry, picture frames, etc.) made from recycled products

-          Earth Inspired Living* (located in Winter Park at 300 N. Park Ave)

o   Reusable water bottles

o   Poo Poo paper products (made from elephant poo)

o   Picture frames, bags, and clothes made from recycled products

-          Office Depot** (located in Winter Park at 501 North Orlando Ave or Highway 17/92)

o   100% recycled paper notebooks

o   Refillable ballpoint pens

o   Post-consumer paper

-          Wild Hog Scooters and Motorsports

o   Scooters can be a fun affordable way for someone to get around. 75-100 MPG

-          Whole Foods** (located in Winter Park at 1989 Aloma Ave)

o   Organic food, drinks, and a cafe

o   Natural beauty and medicinal products

-          Chamberlin’s Natural Foods** (located in Winter Park at 430 North Orlando Avenue)

o   Organic food, drink, and a café with baked goods

o   Natural beauty, medicinal, and allergy-free products

-          Publix** (located in Winter Park at 741 South Orlando Ave, also known as Highway 17/92)

o   Greenwise Organic foods and drinks

-          Goodwill* (located in Winter Park at 750 North Orange Ave)

o   Buy or donate clothing

-          Found* (located in Winter Park at 544 West Fairbanks Ave)

o   Vintage clothing shop

-          Loco Motion Bikes* (located in Winter Park in Baldwin Park)

o   Bicycles and bike supplies

o   Fun Fact: Loco Motion provides and services the Rollins Bicycle Library bikes!

-          Walgreens** (located in Winter Park at 1920 Aloma Ave)

o   Not necessarily the most sustainable place to shop, but they have a printer cartridge refilling service that is helpful if you bring your own printer to campus

Remember to bring your reusable bag when out shopping…or even just to the C-Store!

Where to go out to eat:

 -          Power House Café* (located in Winter Park at 111 East Lyman Ave **within walking distance)

o   Seasonal, local foods

-          Dandelion Communitea Café** (located in Orlando at 618 N Thornton Ave)

o    Vegetarian food and great tea

-          Café 118 Degrees* (located in Winter Park at 153 East Morse Boulevard)

o   Café, juice bar, and smoothies

-          Edens Fresh Co.* (located in Winter Park at 1330 Orange Ave)

o   Salads and wraps with Vegetarian options

-          Mellow Mushroom** (located in Winter Park at 2015 Aloma Ave)

o   Pizza made with organic products

 Where to recycle:

 -          On campus:

o   You can recycle plastic #’s 1 – 7, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and glass on campus using our Single-Stream Recycling System. Please do NOT recycle plastic bags, as they clog up the machines at the recycling plant and must be removed by hand.

o   You can recycle plastic bags, batteries, and printer cartridges on campus at the entrance to Dave’s Down Under in the Campus Center.

-          Around town:

o   You can recycle electronics like MP3’s and cell phones at any Target store (see addresses above). These products can leach toxic chemicals into the ground in landfills, so it is better to donate or recycle them than throw them away.

-          NOTE: any furniture, electronics, or random items you collect while at Rollins that you don’t want to bring home can be DONATED on campus at the end of the school year!





Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that are healthy, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers and support farming communities.






If the people of an average American city were to shift 10% of their spending from chains to local businesses, it would bring an additional $235 million per year to the community’s economy.



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Checkout for reusable bags, bottles, kitchen and bathroom supplies, etc. - reusables for every part of your life!!!