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The vision of the Co-operative is to contribute to the integrated development of poor communities through facilitating income-generating environmental projects at local level that are driven by local communities.

The vision has economic, environmental and social objectives.


Yuill Herbert's picture

As for all societies, quality education is the pioneer of development and progress for Turkey. For quality education continuous improvements, analysis and solutions to current problems are required. To this end, 23 members composed of teachers and conscious families took the initiative to establish the Modern Education Cooperative (MEC) in Bursa province in 1995, the first education cooperative of Turkey based fully on solidarity and self-help.

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.

Established in 1997, iCOOP KOREA is consumer co-operative federation to promote ethical consumption and production on business consumers and producers manage together. Members’ co-operation and participation lead iCOOP KOREA to create an alternatives to meet members’ needs and issues in everyday life. Disclosure of information, effective management system, and members’ selection of products contribute to heighten Korean food safety standards. iCOOP KOREA practices ethical consumerism ‘to protect ourselves, our neighbors and the world’ for happiness of all members.

Rebecca Foon's picture

Reverse Garbage was established in 1974 by a group of teachers determined to help the environment by diverting industrial discards from landfill and by reusing materials in their classrooms.

Petronella Rose Tyson's picture

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

Petronella Rose Tyson's picture

"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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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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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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