Knowing the origins and manufacturing background on a product is a key component of any buying decision. Charlottesville, VA based, Locallectual.com was founded and created by concerned consumers Karen Beuford and Jessica Meehan to aid eco-conscious consumers in finding the local products, foods, services and like-minded individuals they require to lead a greener lifestyle.

Locallectual refers to itself as a ‘wiki-like’ site which can be searched by category of consumer goods, locale of manufacture, and environmental and socially responsible criteria. Users can add content, ratings and reviews or network with other users.

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