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Taking a Rest From Shoveling Stone for the New Rain Garden

One of the larger sustainability projects (in addition to our commitment to local foods and our on site recycling center that is open to the public)First Alternative Cooperative has taken on in recent years is the Three Waters Project. In conjunction with our City Government, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the League of Women Voters, the Co-op has been working for the past 6 years on reducing our water consumption. waste water and storm water runoff by 50% of previous levels.

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HSB’s housing co-operatives form a strong, common organisation. As an ethically responsible organisation, HSB wants to be an active model within the industry in climate issues and to be at the forefront of the development of a sustainable housing sector.

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The vision of the Norwegian Co-operative Housing Movement is to offer its members the opportunity to acquire a decent home in a sustainable living environment. NBBL believes in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others, thus adhering to the co-operative principles stated in the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA).

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Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative society. It promotes global justice by challenging people, churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible investments and by empowering disadvantaged people with credit.
Values include: People, Sharing, Ecumenical Spirit, Grassroots, Integrity and The Environment.
They lend money to microfinance institutions around the world with an emphasis on: rural areas, women, agriculture and trade

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"Support in the most dynamic and effective the protagonist economic, social and civil co-operative enterprises."
For 125 years this is the goal of Legacoop, the association currently has more than 15,000 cooperative enterprises , active in all regions of our country and in all sectors, able to create wealth and development by putting people at the centre people and the territory.

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Confcooperative, established in 1919 is the largest, legally recognised national organisation for representing, assisting, protecting and auditing the member co-operatives.

It is organised territorially into 22 Regional Unions, 80 Provincial Unions and 5 Inter-provincial Unions.
The sectoral articulation that operates within the Confcooperative, revolves around 8 National Federations: housing, banking, agricultural, consumer co-operatives, fisheries, culture, tourism and sport, labour rights, production and services, social solidarity, healthcare and mutuals.

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Co-operative Support Services (CSS) is a social enterprise development agency serving the diverse communities of island of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Its work is focused on development and support for democratically managed models of enterprise to meet the needs of local communities. The key function of CSS is the promotion, development and support of co-operative/social enterprise sector as part of local sustainable economic development. CSS encourages and supports potential community entrepreneurs to put their ideas into practice.

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ÁFEOSZ-COOP Federation is a Hungarian social partner. As such, it is responsible in contributing to the enhancement of competitiveness that can be reached through legislation in favour of companies and through the modernization of vocational training. In order to reach these aims, it is a founding member of the Permanent Consultation Forum between the Private Sector and Government, where they represent the Federation of the Small- and Medium-sized Companies, are members of the National Economics and Social Council and the Commercial Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee.

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For 120 years, Credit Cooperative has been promoting an economy with high social value. Members are election clienteles associations, public interest organizations, mutual funds, foundations, cooperatives and SMEs grouped, social enterprises, socially responsible businesses and individuals. They want a society where humans and the environment outweigh the capital. For its customers, Credit Cooperative are proactive in all aspects of banking, in a logical implementation of social responsibility, specific to a cooperative bank.

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Cooperative association representing the interests of agricultural cooperatives in France at a local, national and European level. The role of the association is to provide support through networks and advice, educate through research and development and lobby for the interests of their members in government and EU policy .
Expertise lies in legal and tax advice, sustainable food chain, development, social and parliamentary affairs.

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