The Co-cyclists have returned to Amherst, MA, completing their 4,000 mile journey. Co-cycler Riko Fluchel made some reflections along the way. Below is an excerpt: “A curious shift occurred as Co-Cycle made its way through the Midwest. We have begun to articulate what exactly it is were learning. Our identity is still forming, but, as […]
The Renmark Hotel, the oldest co-operatively owned hotel in the British Commonwealth, stands beside the Murray River in South Australias Riverland region. It first opened its doors in 1897 and has continued to serve the districts renowned local produce from the same site ever since. Although the hotels collective ownership has remained unchanged since the […]
The handsome and historic Renmark Hotel, in South Australias Murray River region, is the oldest co-operatively owned hotel in the British Commonwealth. Since 1897 it has provided hospitality and fine local produce to the local farming community that owns it. Its manager, Michael Schuetze, says that when the small town of Renmark needed its first […]
When Pablo Neruda visited the ancient Peruvian city of Machu Picchu, the ruins inspired an entire book of poetry. In The Heights of Machu Picchu Neruda called to the indigenous people who once lived there: Look at me from deep in the earth,/tiller of fields, weaver, quiet shepherd /Show me your blood and your furrow /And give […]
Since 2005, Planeterra has been working with the Ccaccaccollo community to develop a womens weaving cooperative based there in the community. Most G Adventures (adventure travel company) groups are able to visit this community as part of the Sacred Valley Tour and Day Tour. Here they meet the women and learn about all the stages […]
They started their activities in 2007 and now have around twelve members mainly young people but also some older people most of whom are from the local community of Hasimone in Leribe District, North East Lesotho. They focus on tourism, in particular on encouraging people to visit the dinosaur footprints they have found […]
Sebeng Dinosaur Co-operative is a youth co-operative in North East Lesotho focused on tourism and hadicraft sales.
In celebration of International Day of Co-operatives on July 7, 2012 a new To The Moon teaser was launched that shares what summer has looked and felt like so far for Co-Cylce, an endorsed project of the IYC. Learn more about the journey and the film at CO-CYCLE.COOP and TOTHEMOONFILM.COM.
“It was an awesome time” says Emma Thatcher, To The Moon director, of the 4th of July barbeque at the University of Montana housing co-op called the “UM FLAT“.
The Co-cyclers are now in Montana and have just visited the Missoula Community Food Co-op. Here they are listening to Kate, one of the co-op employees, talking about how the co-op works.