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About

Kia Ora! 
I’m Chloe, founder of This Local Piggy, lover of food, community, and looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. I come from a background of software development, previously being the lead product manager on the NZ COVID-Tracer App, then quitting to concentrate fully on This Local Piggy. 

At This Local Piggy, we believe that to solve some of the biggest global problems, we need to act locally. We want to create many hyperlocal networks, where each community is connected with their local sellers.

Interested in helping us make this possible? Read on below...

Why we need hyperlocal

Economically

We want to help the money stay in the community, supporting jobs and families, and lives economic opportunity to family-run butchers, bakeries, greengrocers and speciality shops. Smaller local businesses are more likely to purchase from smaller farms because they don’t need to purchase the quantities required by multinational businesses.

Socially

The service connects communities and keeps our suburbs unique by supporting the independent stores that give our neighbourhoods their “vibe”. As our high streets and town centres become more homogeneous, what makes our shared spaces distinctive is completely lost. On top of that, as each hub becomes more self-sufficient, the resilience also grows.Equally, Covid-19 has highlighted how national and international distribution channels can easily be disrupted, affecting local communities the most.

Sustainability

Operating many self-sufficient hubs reduces the carbon footprint of storage, refrigeration and transport by utilising and sharing the infrastructure that is already available in the community. The best-case scenario is to have multiple urban farms producing food within hubs, shortening the production to table journey and reducing the carbon footprint.

thislocalpiggy@gmail.com

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