37. How many household members buy locally manufactured goods, even if they cost more (or an adult does this for them)?
When we need to buy something, we can reduce the emissions associated with transporting goods by buying Australian made items. It is a bizarre fact of current reality that it is often cheaper to buy imported items than locally made ones, but what will happen when oil shortages start hitting hard? We'll probably wish we had been buying from local manufacturers and helping to keep them viable.
If we are buying only what we really need, then we probably can afford to buy local products even if they do cost more. You can search for products made in Australia at Australian Made. If you search "footwear", for example, you might be alarmed at how dependent on imports we have become for some ordinary essential items.