Co-op member Becky has a new blog called Earth Magic that you might be interested in checking out. It’s about “the adventures of an unschooling permaculture family in Southwestern Ontario” and chronicles their attempt to live “a car-free, school-free, ecologically sustainable lifestyle with a particular emphasis on gardening, reskilling, and permaculture.”
One of her posts is about co-ops, and of course she mentions the food co-op as one of the ones she belongs to — and has very actively contributed to! (She was recently on our board of directors.) You can read that post here:
Great start, Becky!
Science writer Ed Yong reports on some research published in Psychological Science that studied the effects, not of eating fast foods, but of being exposed to the logos of fast food chains.
See his blog post on how fast food logos unconsciously trigger fast behaviour.
Hmmm… does the London Co-op Store’s logo, by contrast, get enough recognition here in town to trigger a desire to stop and smell the roses? To engage in socially responsible activism? To put people before profit?
What do you think? What does the Co-op represent, that might be triggered by the unconscious thought of it in someone who recognizes its logo?
…and how much recognition does its logo get?