A post from the excellent Mongabay, a U.S.-based non-profit conservation and environmental science news platform.Read More
Co-operative action to save our Planet
Co-operatives are not a new phenomenon, they are as old as our most ancient cultures and a key to our success.
Weak, defenceless and relatively slow, without co-operation we humans could never have become successful hunters.
Nor could we have built the wonders of our civilisations.
Together, on the other hand, learning from one another, working in collaboration, we have achieved space flight.
So what is stopping us turning our global commonwealth around, to an enduring, sustainable future?
Our parasitic paradigm, that has elevated greed to a cult and made ecological destruction our cultural legacy.
Building Co-operative enterprise can be a way of succeeding where traditional outfits might fail. Spread the risks, the work, invite diverse skillsets and experiences, incorporate a range of visions and perspectives, build inclusion into a company or community initiative… the advantages are many, and they do not come down to wealth, but to reaching out, all around us.