Partners for Change highlights organizations that share GreenStar’s commitment to sustainable agriculture/organic food, environmental protection/stewardship, hunger and social justice issues, local food system, co-ops, and the well being and education of the community regarding these topics. If you are a GreenStar Co-op member, from December 14th – 28th, you can vote through your member portal here to select your top 10 choices among local nonprofits to participate in next year’s Partners for Change program. We humbly ask that you vote for Sustainable Tompkins!
How Partners for Change Works:
Partners for Change has two methods of giving and offers tabling opportunities:
- Bags for Change – Each calendar quarter (e.g. Jan 1 – March 31), GreenStar commits $1,000 to be divided among three organizations. The amount each organization receives at the end of the quarter is determined by GreenStar customers. Customers who bring their own reusable grocery bag(s) will receive a token at the register to place in one of three collection bins representing three different Partners for Change. The number of tokens in each collection bin determines the percentage of the total donation each organization receives.
- Positive Change – Customers may round up their purchase to an even dollar amount, or more, at checkout. Each month, one of the three quarterly Partners for Change organizations will be the recipient of 100% of the Positive Change donations.
- Tabling – Partners for Change will be able to connect and network with GreenStar members and shoppers in the Cascadilla St. store for at least two 2-hour tabling sessions during the quarter they are featured.