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A little bit of kindness goes a long way toward.....Building a Better World. Cooperatives around the U.S. demonstrate Principle 7, Concern for Community, as they commit to kindness. Count your kind acts towards the one million! Learn more and pledge today. #Coops4kindness Learn more
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"Before the storm ever hit, we had co-ops in inside the state and in other states volunteering and wanting to know how they could help to put systems back together so members could have power. It is part of the cooperative spirit,” said NRECA Texas Director Kerry Kelton. That co-op spirit is... Learn more
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How many steps would you walk to score some co-op swag? The “Led ‘Steppin” team of walkers at Cherryland Electric Cooperative in Grawn, Mich., took nearly 2 million steps in its quest to claim the grand prize. The first-ever Spring Step Challenge is a friendly competition among 20 co-ops. It’s the... Learn more
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At a time when the world is facing a series of challenges, co-operatives can position themselves as builders of sustainability, delegates at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference heard. The event, taking place in Cape Town featured a plenary session on sustainability focused on... Learn more
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Millions of consumers around the globe have joined cooperatives for many reasons, including finding that they fill a need for housing, electricity, food, insurance and financial services…the list is endless. What attracts people to cooperation is that their co-ops operate on their behalf with... Learn more
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In a creative partnership, Michigan electric cooperatives are teaming with food pantries to help needy members save money on electric bills. Michigan co-op members visiting food pantries will be able to sign up to receive a free energy-saving kit. The outreach method is “a good way to get the word... Learn more
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The local foods movement has taken root nationwide. Where other trends have come and gone, the local foods movement is stronger than ever. It’s a movement to which food co-ops are deeply committed, and have long supported. As the height of the local growing season spreads across the country, co-op... Learn more
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When it comes to cooking at home, choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills can make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one. In the new video series sponsored by NCGA (National Cooperative Grocers Association), Co+op Kitchen, you’ll find handy hints from... Learn more
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In a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate, April 18 was designated National Lineman Appreciation Day . In the offices of electric cooperatives, public power districts and public utility districts, it was a day to say thanks for the co-op lineworkers who maintain 2.5 million miles of electric lines... Learn more
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Part one of Food Hubs and Co-ops: How local family farms can feed our communities, Establishing an Online Food Cooperative, was held April 6 in Hiawatha. The workshop provided a look at food co-ops and local food in general. Read more about how the Oklahoma Food Co-op and the High Plans Food Co-op... Learn more
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