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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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Please join us on Monday, March 25 at The Platform, 202 East Market Street, Indianapolis, for a presentation by Ted Howard, Executive Director of the Democracy Collaborative and a key architect of Cleveland's Evergreen Cooperatives. The Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland, Ohio, are pioneering... Learn more
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Confused about the definition of "local food"? Read about an innovative program in Alberta Canada that assigns a score and helps customers determine just how "local" a product really is. Retail co-op members in several regions of Alberta are ging to have an easier time identifying and buying local... Learn more
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Why support the co-ops in your community? The benefits might be further-reaching than you think. They build healthy local economies. They exist to serve their members. A recent article in YES! magazine highlights the differences food co-ops and credit unions make in their communites. Read more at... Learn more
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On Jan. 11, co-ops took center stage on Southern Oregon Public Television in the weekly TV and Internet program, Immense Possibilities . The program focused on "the astonishing size and reach of cooperative enterprises" and on the rise of regional cooperative networks in the US. The program... Learn more
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The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has included two recommendations supporting the co-operative sector in its pre-budget report. The report recommends creation of "a new partnership with the co-operative sector and Industry Canada" and including co-ops and new forms of... Learn more
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