January 2011 Archives

Eastside Food Co-op goes solar

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I love Eastside Food Co-op. They're in my neighborhood and stock all my grocery needs. They show informative movies like "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story," which the University of Minnesota helped create but balked at showing. They hold community forums to discuss issues like pollution at Shoreham Yards. And they've welcomed Recovery Bike Shop into the building. A lot of great things are happening at Eastside Food Co-op.

To top it all off, Eastside Food Co-op has gone solar! Their solar panels began operating on December 8 and have generated over 160 killowat hours so far (see chart below). At at time when the Minnesota Legislature is considering nuclear power expansion, I am proud to belong to an organization that is investing in clean solar energy.

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