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Round Up for Change February Recipient – Greenagers February 1st, 2018

Everytime you shop at the Co-op, your cashier asks if you’d like to round up your total to the nearest dollar so your spare change can make BIG CHANGE in our community. Each month, all of the money collected through Round Up for Change is donated to a local non-profit that was selected by our Owners. During the month of February, all your change will support the good work being done at Greenagers.

Greenagers, through its paid employment programs, internships and apprenticeships, engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management. In the Berkshires and nearby New York State, their trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Their Farm Apprentices work with local farmers, learning animal husbandry and organic agriculture. Their volunteer teams install front-yard gardens for area families, to encourage home-based food growing.

Greenagers participants learn the value of teamwork, collaboration, initiative and solid work ethics. They learn about community partnerships through collaborations with area nonprofits, businesses and organizations that both hire Greenagers and partner with Greenagers’ broader mission of youth and community engagement. Greenagers embraces the values of service and stewardship, and supports social and environmental progress in all of their work.

Learn more about Greenagers and don’t forget to round up for change!