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Join the (Energy) Conversation

From the City of Keene Participate in a group discussion to learn about the City’s 100% renewable energy goals and share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas related to Keene’s energy future. The Keene City Council recently made a commitment that all electricity consumed in the City will come from renewable energy sources by the year […]

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Calling All Social Enterprises: The Local Crowd Monadnock

Originally published in the Monadnock Shopper News It’s official!  The Local Crowd (TLC) Monadnock, a community-based crowdfunding program serving the entire Monadnock region, is one of four pilot sites across the U.S. participating in a National Science Foundation research project.  The project will assess the effectiveness of our crowdfunding program as a tool for community […]

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Monadnock Food Co-op Adds Compostable Bags in Produce Department

We recently replaced our plastic produce bags with a more sustainable option made from Mater-Bi, a biodegradable and compostable bioplastic. Instead of offering bags made from petroleum products, the co-op now offers produce bags made from starch, cellulose, and vegetable oils. Customers can compost these bags at the co-op (in the co-op cafe compost bin) […]

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Resolutions & Solutions: Plastics

New Year’s Resolution From Bob M. – To stop using all single-use plastics and to encourage all businesses I support to also… Inspiration Bob’s goal, to stop using single-use plastics meant to be used once and then thrown away or recycled, is on the top of our minds, too.  Forty percent of the plastic produced […]

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Monadnock Food Co-op Earns Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business Designation by League of American Bicyclists

Monadnock Food Co-op is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business SM. On Wednesday, the co-op joined a cutting-edge group of over 1,300 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace. “Business owners and employers across the country are looking for […]

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Close to Home: Affordable Housing Solutions

Originally published in Monadnock Shopper News Part of a thriving local economy is safe, affordable and comfortable housing for all — where people can afford to live in the same town or city where they work. According to Vital Communities, an organization that supports workforce housing in the Upper Valley, “When residents live and work in […]

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