Values in Action, Every Day


Local farm Blue Heron delivering to GreenStar. By Co+op, stronger together We are proud to be part of a movement that proves respecting people is good for business. Millions of consumers around the globe have joined cooperatives for many reasons, including finding that they fill a need for housing, electricity, food, insurance and financial [...]

Values in Action, Every Day2018-12-05T13:28:36+00:00

A Greener GreenStar Is Coming


Wondering how we'll back up our commitment to environmental sustainability as we grow forward into our new space? Here are some of the green features, both inside and out, that we're excited about: Adaptive reuse of existing building — saves tons of concrete and greenhouse gas emissions Reuse of demolished warehouse as parking lot substrate — saves [...]

A Greener GreenStar Is Coming2018-12-03T13:36:38+00:00

Give Thanks and Pay It Forward with Fair Trade


By Co+op, stronger together This Thanksgiving, consider paying your gratitude forward. The holiday meal is the perfect time to consider swapping out a few items on your shopping list for Fair Trade-certified products. You get to enjoy delicious food while supporting life changing projects for the farmers who produced it. Fair trade standards ensure that farmers and [...]

Give Thanks and Pay It Forward with Fair Trade2018-11-14T10:30:53+00:00

GM Report: The Importance of Telling Our Story


By Brandon Kane, General Manager These are stressful times. Many of us are overworked and find it increasingly difficult to cover our basic living expenses without performing some form of balancing act to get us to the next paycheck. Cooperation, economic and otherwise, offers us an actual alternative to the debt-ridden isolation of conventional capitalism. All around [...]

GM Report: The Importance of Telling Our Story2018-11-05T12:36:23+00:00

Co-op Month Fast Facts


By Co+op, stronger together How can I distinguish a co-op from other organizations? A co-op is a business, usually incorporated, that sells goods and services. It is not a charitable organization or a social service agency. Who benefits from the co-op's existence? A co-op exists primarily for the benefit of its members. Many co-ops also support [...]

Co-op Month Fast Facts2018-10-10T14:21:42+00:00

GM Report: Cooperatives for Community


By Brandon Kane, General Manager I’ve come to realize over the years that cooperation and cooperatives are addictive. Although grocery cooperatives are usually similar to one another in many respects (product line, typical departments), each store is imbued with that region’s history and culture, making it a quintessential representation of its community. The local culture reflected in [...]

GM Report: Cooperatives for Community2018-10-03T11:31:06+00:00

Growing Forward by Cultivating Our Co-op


By Heidi Adami and Laura Buttenbaum, Capital Campaign Coordinators As shoppers at GreenStar, you’ve probably already heard the buzz building around the store these last few weeks about our Owner Investment Program. As the momentum for our Capital Campaign gains speed, so does our enthusiasm about what lies ahead for GreenStar. With record-breaking voter turnout, and record-breaking [...]

Growing Forward by Cultivating Our Co-op2018-10-03T11:58:45+00:00

Vote from Aug. 29 – Sept. 14 for the Co-op’s Future


By Brandon Kane, General Manager One last critical vote is needed to determine the fate our of West End expansion to 770 Cascadilla Street in 2019. This spring, GreenStar owners voted 93 percent in favor of relocating our West End campus to the 770 Cascadilla site and entering into a lease. At that time, we stated [...]

Vote from Aug. 29 – Sept. 14 for the Co-op’s Future2018-08-01T13:16:54+00:00

Celebrating the International Day of Cooperatives


By Alexis Alexander, Membership Manager On Saturday, July 7, GreenStar will unite with co-ops around the world in celebrating International Co-ops Day, joining the United Nations (UN) and the International Co-operative Alliance in a commemoration held annually since 1923. This year, at a time of dramatic change in our climate and local economies, co-ops and credit [...]

Celebrating the International Day of Cooperatives2018-07-06T14:00:19+00:00

Co-op Owners, You’re Needed for One More Vote!


I was reviewing our West End campus expansion recently, and I was struck by how much we have collectively accomplished over the past 12 months. In this short period of time, we’ve gone from identifying a new home for the West End to now being on the cusp of starting construction. All the stakeholders have worked tirelessly to put the pieces in place so our owners could make informed decisions as to the future of our cooperative enterprise. The vote to approve our expansion proposal overwhelmingly passed with 93 percent in favor. And now, with construction scheduled for this fall, your co-op is issuing another call to action to make this project happen.

Co-op Owners, You’re Needed for One More Vote!2018-07-27T21:04:28+00:00
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