The monumental 2017 publication, “Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet,” invites readers to learn new ways to understand ourselves in the face of unprecedented social and ecological turmoil.

I notice many similarities between HullCoin and things like time banks and loyalty reward programs. Could you talk a little bit about the things that influenced you, and what types of programs were you looking at when you developed the concept for HullCoin?

Organic Valley, America’s largest co-operative of organic farmers, is set to become one of the largest food companies in the world to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Ajamu Nangwaya, Ph.D. and Kali Akuno, co-authors of Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson Mississippi, are interviewed by host Chuck Mertz on the radio show "This is Hell!", WNUR 89.3FM Chicago. This is Episode 976: "From the Wreck Age", broadcast October 28th. The interview runs from approximately 1:00:44 to 2:04:45 on this marathon four and a half hour program.

As local economies suffer from market concentration in economic sectors ranging from retail to banking, cooperatives across industries are helping to strengthen communities and keep resources local.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”  -Alice Walker

The residents of Halifax Estates, a mobile home park community in Halifax, Massachusetts, have been working to gain ownership over their community for the past two and a half years. Today, we are pleased to announce that they have completed their deal! Congratulations Halifax Estates!

One of the first questions investors ask of a company is, “What’s your Exit Strategy?”

In other words, when are you going to go public or sell your company to a larger company so I can cash out with 10 times my original investment? 

In rural and remote western Canada, working together is necessary. Without the support of neighbours, family and friends, much of the development created, maintained and developing in rural and remote areas simply wouldn’t and couldn’t take place.

Most of the time this “working together” is not formal nor is it incorporated into a legal business entity, like a co-op. It’s simply neighbours working together to get crops off the field, roads cleared of snow drifts, farm machinery fixed or community buildings – like churches, rinks and schools – built.

We wrapped up the third webinar in our first-ever Summer Implementation Institute with Kenneth Tang from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and our West Coast Project Manager, Francesco Tena.

In recent years, NCBA CLUSA has estimated that there are about 40,000 cooperative businesses within the U.S. Now, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) has validated that number.


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