LOCO is an alliance of local companies working to strengthen communities, grow the local economy & build strong, sustainable businesses. Our work springs from our perception that the economic and social pillars of sustainability are undervalued, ignoring their potential to strengthen communities, build resilience and foster innovation. We are increasing local spending by consumers, businesses and institutions/government. We connect, support and promote local businesses, and provide research on the economic benefits of local purchasing and procurement. We launched, and continue to coordinate the Province-wide BC Buy Local campaign to educate consumers and purchasers about the value local owned businesses, local grown and local made products generate in our communities. We expect local businesses to be the best businesses. We advance sustainable business practices, helping Salt Spring Coffee achieve zero waste, and the Zero Hero program so others can too.