Communities are discovering that they can fight the recession by supporting the businesses in their area and making sure that people spend their hard-earned euros locally.
We want to hear of such initatives happening around the country.
If you're involved in one, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Keeping It In The Community.
Here's some we've heard about already:
Glanmire, Co. Cork
Ennis, Co. Clare
Kilkenny's local currency
Better Together (www.bettertogether.ie)
Calendar features people making a contribution to their community (www.greenleaf.ie)
Ballyshannon Think Tank (www.ballyshannon.ie)
Shop local in Kerry
Kilkenny Business competition
Clonmel National Enterprise Competition
Made In Sligo (www.madeinsligo.ie)
Try Cobh First
While We Wait