BriarPatch Food Co-op Round-up at the Register program
The Co-op CAUSE program allows you to donate easily at checkout to a community endeavor aligned with the Co-op’s Ends Policies. Together we can raise a substantial amount for these causes by focusing attention on a given project for several weeks.
As you check out, just ask the cashier to round up your total payment to the nearest dollar or more. The amount over and above the purchase total — 100 percent of it — will be donated to the designated project.
April CAUSE: Sierra Fund
Based in Nevada City, the Sierra Fund works in the spirit of service to
the Sierra Nevada’s natural resources and communities, using science
and advocacy to restore ecosystem resiliency and build community capacity. The Sierra Nevada region represents a third of the state’s total
area – 25 million acres—and all or part of 22 rural counties. In its efforts to protect and restore the natural resources and communities of the Sierra
Nevada, the organization works with a diverse set of partners in its project design and implementation, including local, state, federal, and tribal government agencies, universities, businesses, and environmental and community organizations. Projects include measuring mercury pollution at Malakoff Diggins State Park, to serve as a model for watershed cleanup at other similar sites, and Clover Valley Ranch—a pilot project to restore resiliency to a Sierra Nevada montane meadow. The Sierra Fund also sponsors the Reclaiming the Sierra Conference, a biennial gathering that serves as the state’s primary venue for collaboration and action addressing
ongoing effects of historic mining.