Wednesday, 31 August 2011 19:43
By Joe Romano,
— Groucho Marx
The year was 1970. Americans had a dangerously unhealthy diet, the environment was in serious trouble and we were embroiled in an unpopular conflict in Vietnam. These were untenable situations and people responded across the nation and locally, here in Ithaca.
As the year wore on, protests would lead President Nixon to sign the Paris Peace Accord, ending that war. People's concern for the environment would lead to a revitalized Clean Air Act and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. And a growing natural foods movement would lead, one year later, in 1971, to the formation of a natural foods co-op that boasts its eight thousandth member this year: GreenStar Cooperative Market.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 13:51
On Friday, September 2, the Co-op will celebrate our 40th Birthday on the Ithaca Commons at the Bernie Milton Pavilion. The celebration will begin at 5:00pm with music from the Black Walnut Band.
Then at 6:00pm there will be cake for all, free giveaways as well as prizes from the stage while the band Z-gress (and the crowd) sing Happy Birthday to GreenStar. The celebration will continue with special guests and a group photo. Then at 6:30 pm, the band Hubcap will take the party home.
It's Gallery night on Friday, so take in the art, and stop by the stage to celebrate along with the 8000 local owners of GreenStar, Ithaca's Natural Resource for 40 years.
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