In the Are You Walkable post I touched on the idea of smaller towns trying to be more “walkable” or green. The town of Churubusco is certainly not viewed as a walkable city because we don’t have an infrastructure of public transportation or clusters of residential and commercial structures. But what we do have is a small area of businesses who compliment each other and the lifestyle(s) of our residents. This does allow our town to be more “green” by shopping local, driving shorter distances for our products and supporting local businesses owned by local people.
I think the next step for smaller towns is to find a way to produce more locally and import less. A small farmers market is held every Saturday in our town and I think that’s a smart start towards being more small green.