Category Archives: Eco News

Reducing single use plastics with Good Gracious Gardens

Regular customers of Good Gracious Gardens can reduce their plastic waste As part of my campaign to eliminate single-use plastic from my life and plastic pollution from the environment, I’m looking for alternatives to the plastic bags I’ve been using … Continue reading

Solar Power: How Solar Technology Works and is so Popular

POSTPONED – DATE TBD Valley Co-op is excited to have Community Partner Chris Vautrin lead a class on how solar energy works. The class will be held at Valley Co-op from 6 to 7pm on Saturday, February 13. Chris will also explain why so many … Continue reading

Avian Flu Not Likely to Effect Co-op

The Valley Co-op so far is unaffected by the Avian Flu outbreak and scare, and expects to remain so. Unlike in other cities across the nation, or even at other farm markets or stores within our own community, the Valley … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day with Valley Co-op 2015

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Take the Next Steps to Recycle and Reuse! Valley Co-op offers many opportunities to choose to reuse rather than dispose.  We encourage all our customers to think about their choices when making purchases. Did you know… We charge for bags. Its … Continue reading

VC’s Terracycling, Recycling & Helping the Community in 2015

If you have yet to notice the Terracycling bins at Valley Co Op, take a look the next time you come to the store. Through the Terracycling program we have diverted trash from the landfill and raised $179.22 in funds … Continue reading

Taking the next step to reduce waste: Charging for bags

One goal of Valley Co-op’s new store is to minimize the amount of waste we produce and contribute to various waste streams. Its not enough to simply recycle (See What We Recycle In Store), but to make choices to eliminate … Continue reading

The Downfall of the Plastic Bag: A Global Picture

Reposted from: Worldwide, a trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, nearly 2 million each minute. Usage varies widely among countries, from over 400 a year for many East Europeans, to just four a year for people in Denmark … Continue reading

10 Doable Resolutions for a Healthier 2014

More often than not, New Year’s resolutions fail. According to the Chicago Tribune, 45% of Americans make resolutions, but only 8% achieve them. Many of our resolutions are too vague (lose weight) or unrealistic (workout every day). I know most … Continue reading

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    as of 1/19/19


    Total Number of Member Households: 177