Alaffia Shea Butter Co-op

Article By: Co+op, stronger together When Olowo-n’djo Tchala was a child in Togo, West Africa, he would work alongside his mother collecting nuts from shea trees to sell to government-sponsored shea nut buyers. Women traditionally gather them, and even though shea […]

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Tough Issues in the Big Easy

By Joseph Romano,
Marketing Manager Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. — Cornel West In a chapter on New Orleans in Life on the Mississippi (1883), Mark Twain described “a word worth traveling to New Orleans […]

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Sing Out Loud, It’s Co-op Month!

By Joe Romano,
Marketing Manager You don’t get harmony when everybody sings
the same note. — Doug Floyd If you’ve ever sung karaoke with other people, you may know the experience. You get up to sing, oh, let’s say, “Don’t Stop Believin,’” […]

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A Visit to Fellow Co-ops in the Midwest

By Mariah Rose Dahl,
Marketing Assistant I recently had the opportunity to visit the Midwest and attend a co-op marketing conference in Milwaukee, WI that included folks from over 80 different co-ops from around the country. It was so powerful to […]

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A Visit to Fellow Co-ops in the Midwest

By Mariah Rose Dahl,
Marketing Assistant I recently had the opportunity to visit the Midwest and attend a co-op marketing conference in Milwaukee, WI that included folks from over 80 different co-ops from around the country. It was so powerful to […]

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Cooperatives as Realized Community

By Gail Patrice Lockert Anthony “Even in the midst of adversity one must do the work of building capacity.” I said this at a Cooperative Cafe recently, hosted by CBLD-CDS Consulting. I attended with fellow GreenStar Council and committee members […]

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The Cooperator’s New Year

By Gail Patrice Lockert Anthony The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) has declared a “Cooperative Decade.” One of the goals is to create an articulate cooperative identity which can be iterated across the cooperative movement. The complexity of this challenge is […]

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