GreenStar's "China Boycott" Ends After 18 Years

By Dan Hoffman,
Council Member

An unexpected side effect of the recent controversy over a proposed referendum on whether GreenStar should boycott certain goods from Israel has been the sudden end of the Co-op's longstanding boycott of most goods originating in the People's Republic of China. How did that happen and what will it mean for the Co-op?

In 1997, long-time GreenStar member Becca Harber was concerned about China's treatment of Tibet, including human rights violations and denial of independence (lost in the 1950s, when the new, communist government of China took over Tibet). She brought a request to the Co-op's Council: namely, that GreenStar join a boycott of goods from China (with an exception for

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2011 Annual Report

 

GreenStar’s Council and staff accomplished much over the last year and are continuing to make improvements both behind the scenes and in the stores. The hiring of Brandon Kane as our new General Manager (GM) in July 2011, after a lengthy search process, was a great relief for Council, and we are all benefiting from the great work that he, our other managers and all of our incredible staff members are doing. The recent healthy financial statements, our membership numbers, and the warm and friendly atmosphere in the stores are all reflections of the great team we are lucky to have here at GreenStar. Thank you all so much for all of the time and effort you put into making our co-op rock. 

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