Ecosphera

Name: Ecosphera N° of Employees: 46
City: Forl N° of Members: 23
Country: Italy Year of formation: 1993
Website: http://www.coopecosphera.org
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Ecosphera is a ‘Type B’ social coop (30% of members must be from one or more disadvantaged groups) that provides environmental services for the city of Forlì, in Emilia Romagna, Italy. As a social cooperative, a core mission of Ecosphera is to provide meaningful ways to engage its disabled/disadvantaged staff as productive members of the community. These services and projects include: Collection of household recyclables and waste; Maintenance of green space and parks; Street cleaning; Pest control; Grounds keeping for the cemetery; An automotive garage; Operation of a small farm that sells herbs and fruit for a variety of purposes; A New ‘Ecoliving’ Center for local goods and services (organic supermarket, restaurant, responsible tourism travel agency, health center, etc).

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