Wednesday, 31 October 2007 16:18
By Eric 12th Moon,
When GreenStar recently upgraded the lighting and ceiling tiles at the West-End Store those involved took into account the opportunity to make a difference and implement savings at the same time.
Walk into the store and look up. There are now 35 fixtures for lighting that each use 32 watts of electricity whereas there were 52 fixtures at 60 watts each. That is a savings of 2000 watts, almost ⅔ of our electric use for lighting. The ceiling was also dropped several feet and the Co-op now heats and cools 6,796 less cubic feet of air space.
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 didnt plan to have a special, event-packed day that celebrated local, its just what we do. It happened naturally.
Thursday, 27 September 2007 11:32
At the August 14 and September 11 Council meetings, the GreenStar community began a lively discussion regarding the possibility that the Co-op will lift or alter its current ban on most goods produced in the Peoples Republic of China in addition to implementing other product line guideline changes. (Please see additional coverage in this and last months Council News columns on page 3.) In order to allow this complex and controversial discourse to continue, short statements were solicited from those at the meetings including all councilmembers, present staff, representatives from the Ithaca Tibetan Association and other community members.
Please recognize that given the limited space allotted to each contributor, a comprehensive statement of position was next to impossible.
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