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The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP

Emilia Romagna, a region with nearly 4.5 million people whose capital is the medieval university city of Bologna, has one of the densest cooperative economies in the world.

The Chicago Honey Co-op Works with a Hive Mind

Bees are essential to food production. In response to the massive, global colony collapse problem, myriad urban beekeeping organizations have cropped up around the country.

The People's Railway

Early one cold winter morning back in 2008, Alex Lawrie of Somerset Co-op Services was shivering on the Yeovil railway platform when he had an idea.

Our Fossil-Fuel Economy Destroys the Earth and Exploits Humanity - Here's the Shift We Need to Be Sustainable

A just transition to a regenerative economy restores our relationship to food, Mother Earth and our communities.

Worker Co-ops Rebuild the Rockaways

Three years after Casco watched the streets of his neighborhood of Far Rockaway disappear under water, he was on his way to becoming a worker-owner of Peninsula Custom Prints, a screen-printing cooperative.

Working Alone Together

For many, a permanent state of social economic uncertainty is the new normal.

In Praise of Equal Pay: Towards a New Common Sense

The particular form of prejudice masquerading as common sense that bugs me the most (probably because it is the form that has effected me most directly) is the common sense notion that manual labor deserves less monetary compensation than managerial or intellectual labor.

The Art of Working Together

You must have a clear vision, you must know where you are going.

Democratic Energy and Climate Change

The environmental crisis, provoked by human activity, is of much bigger magnitude than any of the other crises we have known up till now.

How Impact Investing is Saving Nicaragua's Coffee Industry

About half of coffee producers—mostly family farmers—live below the poverty line. Can impact investing help them out?

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