Go Co-op: October is National Cooperative Month

coops-build-betterworldWhat’s better than pumpkin spice lattes? A whole month devoted to exploring, joining, and celebrating cooperatives, that’s what.

In a world where we’re surrounded on all sides by big business, and large corporations control huge swaths of industries and sectors, it can be empowering to join a cooperative, and to be a part of an alternative business model with people, not simply profits, at its heart. Cooperatives, or co-ops, are member-owned businesses that exist to serve the needs of those members, which can take a variety of different forms, ranging from the well-known food co-ops that sell natural and bulk foods, to housing co-ops, car co-ops, utility and farm co-ops, and more. And October is National Cooperative Month, so it’s a great time to get involved with one near you.

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Celebrate local & democratic ownership during National Co-op Month

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

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