Tough Issues in the Big Easy

By Joseph Romano,
Marketing Manager Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. — Cornel West In a chapter on New Orleans in Life on the Mississippi (1883), Mark Twain described “a word worth traveling to New Orleans […]

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Sing Out Loud, It’s Co-op Month!

By Joe Romano,
Marketing Manager You don’t get harmony when everybody sings
the same note. — Doug Floyd If you’ve ever sung karaoke with other people, you may know the experience. You get up to sing, oh, let’s say, “Don’t Stop Believin,’” […]

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A Visit to Fellow Co-ops in the Midwest

By Mariah Rose Dahl,
Marketing Assistant I recently had the opportunity to visit the Midwest and attend a co-op marketing conference in Milwaukee, WI that included folks from over 80 different co-ops from around the country. It was so powerful to […]

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A Visit to Fellow Co-ops in the Midwest

By Mariah Rose Dahl,
Marketing Assistant I recently had the opportunity to visit the Midwest and attend a co-op marketing conference in Milwaukee, WI that included folks from over 80 different co-ops from around the country. It was so powerful to […]

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Cooperatives as Realized Community

By Gail Patrice Lockert Anthony “Even in the midst of adversity one must do the work of building capacity.” I said this at a Cooperative Cafe recently, hosted by CBLD-CDS Consulting. I attended with fellow GreenStar Council and committee members […]

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The Cooperator’s New Year

By Gail Patrice Lockert Anthony The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) has declared a “Cooperative Decade.” One of the goals is to create an articulate cooperative identity which can be iterated across the cooperative movement. The complexity of this challenge is […]

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Reflections

By Patrice Lockert Anthony 2012 is out, and 2013 is in. As this new year begins, what are some of our lessons? Reflections are funny things. Necessarily, they exist within the parameters of 20/20 vision. How do we make better, […]

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Celebrate Co-ops!

Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility. — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon By Kristie Snyder, 
GreenLeaf Editor One benefit of GreenStar membership is that you can […]

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Health is a Community Journey

  By Patrice Lockert Anthony Last year I spent about four days in the hospital, unconscious in the ICU, with a tube down my throat and main lines spilling from my body. If that doesn’t make a pretty picture for […]

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