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Create Positive Change

Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local community partners by donating your 10-cent reusable bag credits and rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but your generosity makes a huge impact — to the tune of over $10,000 each month for our Positive Change recipients!


Great River Greening

Restoring healthy land and water across Minnesota.

July’s Positive Change recipient is Great River Greening, a group that inspires, engages and leads local communities in environmental conservation efforts. Through this hands-on work, they transform degraded natural areas into beautifully resilient ecosystems, while caring for the land and water that enriches our lives. This ensures natural ecosystems can withstand the harmful effects of climate change, invasive species, and increased human development on the landscape.

July Positive Change funds will help them restore 1,500 acres of parks, wetlands, shorelines, and prairies across the metro; build 300 acres of pollinator habitat; protect 20 lakes, rivers, and streams; and engage over 2,000 volunteers in these environmental stewardship efforts.