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The European Commission recently published the report of the cooperative working group ‘Fostering cooperatives’ potential to generate smart growth & jobs” with first concrete recommendations for EU policymakers on its website. Read more about the report at https://coopseurope.coop/resources/... Learn more
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As many of us watch or participate in the movement to improve the lives of service workers through raising the minimum wage, another, more radical story is being told on the margins: the story of worker-owned cooperatives, which have the potential to change the way we work. Read more about how... Learn more
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As many of us watch or participate in the movement to improve the lives of service workers through raising the minimum wage, another, more radical story is being told on the margins: the story of worker-owned cooperatives, which have the potential to change the way we work. Read more about how... Learn more
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Fannie Mae has launched its Green Rewards multifamily financing program for owners of apartment buildings and cooperatives to encourage them to invest in energy- and water-saving improvements. To learn more about Fannie Mae's Green Rewards Incentives go to https://www.fanniemae.com/multifamily/... Learn more
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A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world. One answer may lie in an innovative program created by... 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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La Casona Cooperative was once operated by the Ministry of Tourism. The workers made the decision to become a cooperative seven months ago. Cooperatives have operated in Cuba's agricultural sector since the start of the revolution in 1959. New economic and social guidelines adopted in 2011 after a... Learn more
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In 1994, from April to July, Rwanda was devastated by a brutal genocide. This war-ravaged nation was left with 70 percent women who had to rebuild the country. In an attempt to rehabilitate, the government encouraged women, especially artisans, to form cooperatives and be entrepreneurial. Read more... Learn more
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Some parts of Co-op Nation require a passport to visit—such as Costa Rica, where NRECA International helped get two electric cooperatives started half a century ago. In 1965, the co-ops barely had 600 members combined. Today that number is well past 144,000. Read more at http://www.ect.coop/editors... Learn more
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One thousand olive producers in Lebanon recently attended a mechanical harvesting workshop organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Participants included representatives from 18 partner cooperatives and 60 companies from across the country. The project aims to improve... Learn more
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