It’s Climate Week at Leeds University so come discuss/learn about food and its relationship with climate change. 1pm in Leeds Union Foyer (next to the help desk)
Come to "The Fenton" (a pub opposite the university on Woodhouse Lane) and raise some funds whilst you raise some fun.
The co-op is moving so come and help us move everything from the cupboard we all know and love into its Easter hibernation slumber room whilst we start work on our new space. We’ll be there from 12pm onwards and the whole day will be filled with reminiscing over old photos, taking new pictures, discovering what lies behind the fridge, playing "how many people can you fit in a co-op", playing "how many people can you fit in a co-op when there’s no stock in it anymore", taking down shelving, and maybe some tears.
There wont be a delivery that day so bring cake for all to make it extra special! And bring instruments as well, why not! Lets make it something really special! Spread the word to all old Green Actioners as well.
We’ll be heading to "The Fenton" (a pub opposite the university on Woodhouse Lane) afterwards in aid of a fundraiser for Royal Park School!
Green Action Minutes 10/03/11 6pm, Pack Horse
Feedback from the meeting with the union
We’ll have a contract set up for us all to see, review and send back to them – it’s likely to be for a whole 10 years and include break clauses.
There’s two spaces we should be able to get for storage: either, outside in a caged locked area, or near the lifts where the current cardboard bins are.
The union has lots of stuff stored away in cupboards for us to have, from counters to tills to desks to paint.
They’re also keen on us doing the work
We’re going to document it – who can do this? Camera etc? get in touch
Skill day 17th March 15:00-:1800
York, Durham, Newcastle, Manchester to attend but anyone can come.
It’d be great to have newer members of GA to come and share their GA experience.
Tuesday 6pm pre-meeting at the co-op to figure everything out for those interested.
– Molly to email Bristol to come
Sustainability Study Network
Guilia raised attention to a talk on Monday 14th March 4 .00-5.15
– Guilia to put details on GA website
We’re going to combine the Royal Park School Fundraiser on Thursday 31st March in the Fenton with a Green Action “pre party” (?) to commemorate and celebrate some 15 years of being in cupboard. Bring everyone – just say you’re off to Old Bar, we’ll make sure we can still get in to the Bombay Mix!
Partially/fully glass top
Electronic scales that tell us how much things are
Two scales, legally allowed scales
Two tills, money calculating
Office space for folders
Glass covered fridge
Speakers/ music system – on the ceiling to save space
Non-clunky step ladder?
Step up to storage?
Paint – all colours
Black Board/Black Board paint
Coloured scoops, for allergies
Signage – outside as well
Materials for patrician walls
Somewhere to store things before the move
We’re gunna need some!
Point Of Sale displays
Do we display our stock within reach of customers, will the new location be to liable to theft?
We don’t want clutter! – We need some kind of new (reclaimed) storage/display
Better System for Liquids
Either designated measuring jugs or a brand-spankingly innovative system of decanting into customers vessels accurately.
Eye level stock display is key – thus with higher shelving we could utilize the knee-level space into storage and minimize reliance on another stock room.
Economy of Fridges and Display Fridges
The new space means we’re able to provide an ethical food choice for students and staff on everyday of the week but will this compromise the footprint of the co-op? Display fridges aren’t very economical, but the pro’s of providing ethical and co-operatively traded food might out weigh this. Thus we’ll explore the energy ratings of various fridges and make a decision as the process goes on.
Either way, we need a better system of advertising what’s in the fridge!
We want an EFFICIENT fridge.
Do we want to serve bread? Price? Who can provide it?
Better Labelling system
Product description; Country of origin; Organic-ness; Price
We need a better one. Idea of having an induction day that volunteers must go to to work at the co-op. (See “People’s Supermarket Model”:
“D. Member Induction Session
An induction session for new members is held monthly and these sessions provide an introduction and initial training for all new members. These sessions are voluntary, but all new members are encouraged to attend as they cover key issues that will help you in understanding the people’s supermarket and your important role as a member. The training will cover membership requirements, who is who in TPS management, how shifts are organised, where items are in the store, product lines, how to get more information, and health & safety concerns. These induction sessions are a great way to learn more about the supermarket, get to know other new members and ask questions. The induction is held in the member’s lounge of the store; the People’s Manager will provide you with a schedule of induction sessions.” http://www.
We need to know when they are so we can organise.
– Tim to pass on information to the “union people”
Decision to go ahead with a L-shaped counter agreed
If anyone has ideas for the co-op move they should put them in the relative box inside the co-op. They’ll then be brought to meetings and discussed. Drawings, mood boards, pictures