Co-op Power is a consumer-owned renewable energy cooperative. We operate within a regional network of autonomous Local Organizing Councils to create a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future.
Land O’Lakes International Development, a not-for-profit division of Land O’Lakes, Inc., has a 30-year history of applying an integrated approach to international development that capitalizes on our companys 90 years as a leading farm-to-market agribusiness. We use our practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and […]
In February 2012, Young & Free Spokespeople from all over North America collaborate on a fun cooperative video to celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives. Young & Free is a North American credit union movement that gives young people a voice, a head start and useful information.
In 2007, Common Wealth Credit Union (now Servus Credit Union) launched www.youngfreealberta.com. Social media for business was totally new. Facebook was still a student-only environment and Twitter and YouTube were just gaining momentum. The idea was to hold a public search for a paid Young & Free Alberta Spokesperson and to give young people a […]
UST is the story of how 34 workers turned the tables on Argentinas largest multinational company. Techint may have been involved in more than 100 businesses around the world but the thorn in its side in the late 1990s was a business in its home patch, in a place called Villa Domínico, just south of […]
Unión Solidaria de Trabajadores (Solidarity Gathering of Workers, or UST) became a worker cooperative in 2003 as the plants formerly state-contracted workers faced job flexibilization and dismissals. Formally, UST is involved in parks maintenance for the municipality of Avellaneda and the management of the large, state-run landfill located in the neighbourhoods Villa Domínico and Wilde. […]
Founded in 2007, LAMA is a consulting agency working in the field of local and international development. LAMA focused its work on supporting development organizations, local authorities, enterprises, trusts and other institutions with a range of specially designed and professional services. LAMA delivers services in three main areas: Consultancy; Training and Communication; Action Research and […]
A pioneer and U.S. market leader in Fair Trade since 1986, Equal Exchange is an award-winning, full service, nationwide provider of high quality organic coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, almonds, olive oil and bananas. 100% of Equal Exchange products are fairly traded, benefiting more than 40 small farmer co-operatives in 25 countries from Mexico to India. […]
Emelienne Nyiramana, now 37, used to fetch water for a living, walking 17 kilometers from her home in Kigali and earning 25 cents on each trip to provide for her family of six. She didnt have a bank account, and school fees and groceries for her four children were never certainties. Now, Emelienne earns more […]
A womens sewing cooperative in Kigali, Rwanda, that produces handicrafts for export to large fashion brands in the U.S. that have included Nicole Miller, Anthropologie and J. Crew.