A Busy Day in the Life of the Co-op

Thursday, 27 September 2007 11:34

By Michael Hoysic, Human Resources Manager


Saturday is usually a day off for me, but I knew there were several events that GreenStar was involved with that were happening on September 15, so I planned on event-hopping through the day. The common thread throughout the events was a focus on “local” and supporting the community in which we live. GreenStar didn’t plan to have a special, event-packed day that celebrated “local,” it’s just what we do. It happened naturally.



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Did Cooperators Evolve from the Apes

Thursday, 27 September 2007 11:26

By Joe Romano, Marketing Manager

Cooperate and nobody gets hurt.
-William Tilghman. In Matt Braun’s pulp novel, Outlaw Kingdom

Humans are a unique and unusual species. We are the only living primates in North America. Oddly, we are distinct from other mammals in that we cannot drink and breathe at the same time. (We can breathe and chew gum at the same time however.) We stand upright. We have very elaborate speech patterns and facial mobility. Most of us have no fur on our bodies. We have generalized teeth that allow for a very opportunistic omnivore’s diet. Small litters (usually one) and elaborate social structures are also unique features we share with only a few other primates. And of course, we have the specialized, opposable thumb which provides us with hands built for both power and precision. We can ball a fist or pen a treaty, hurl a spear or play a violin.

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  • By Joe Romano, 
Marketing Manager

    oasis-store-frontWhat's in a name? 
That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.

    — William Shakespeare

    A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.

    — Gertrude Stein

    A kilogram by any other name would weigh as much.

    — Bill Nye

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