Regenerating the Earth for future generations

In June of 2018, 30 members of Economic Democracy Advocates (EDA) gathered to ratify their cooperative charter. The document, spanning 40 pages, was the culmination of discussions, disagreements and a collective passion to protect the earth and safeguard its resources for future generations.

EDA started when a group of passionate people gathered around a common issue: How could they “help citizens get involved in determining how common resources are managed so that the needs of current and future generations can be met?”

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Brewery co-op brings everyone to the table on Loomio

Good conversations and great beer. That’s what led several friends living in Burlington, Vermont to form the Full Barrel Cooperative.

Their mission is to establish the city’s first community-owned brewery.

“We aim to create a hub where diverse community members and groups can meet, share ideas, and organize to continuously improve our collective lives.”

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Increasing accountability with human rights metrics

It is the year 2019 and billions of people around the world still lack access to necessities like food, shelter and healthcare. Autocratic regimes and human rights abusers continue to capture news headlines, while populist leaders preach hate and intolerance.

The state of human rights today can seem dismal, but the truth is these human rights challenges are not insurmountable. The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) has set out to quantify each country’s human rights performance, using a first-of-its-kind human rights measurement framework.

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Funding community renewable projects

Communities around the world are stepping up to the major challenge of our times by building a regenerative low carbon economy.

This movement is picking up pace, with people around the world benefiting from job creation, better environment with less pollution and the knowledge that they are doing their part to ensure that their children will inherit a habitable planet.

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Four patterns of successful groups

Hi there,

I’m John. My work at Loomio is about groups’ success.

A big reason why Loomio exists is to help people collaborate to achieve successful outcomes.

We are constantly surprised at the ways in which groups around the world use Loomio to do just that, with less time and effort, and this month we want to highlight some of that magic with…

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Investing in community

Many people like to support local business by shopping at their neighborhood co-op, but they may not realize that they can take that support to the next level. Co-ops are member-owned organizations, which means they offer their customers the opportunity to take ownership in the company by investing financially.

A few years ago, Elias Gardner and his coworkers undertook the process of restructuring their school into a worker-owned, educational co-op where the financial and logistical decisions were dispersed across the group.

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Securing the zero carbon act NZ needs

Let’s help Generation Zero (GenZero) fuel their last push to secure a high quality version of the Zero Carbon Act in New Zealand!

GenZero has ignited a huge movement for urgent action on climate change.

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Uniting charities for a common cause

Charities are built to support communities but they are rarely offered support, themselves. That’s exactly what James Carlin set out to do when he co-founded the Bath and Northeast Somerset’s 3rd Sector Group (3SG for short).

Around four years ago, after Bath lost it’s charity support agency, the founders of 3SG stepped in to quickly build an organisation that could act in its place—facilitating funding from regional sources and helping to unify charities with similar missions.

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Loomio is back! New pricing, new stories, new features.

Kia ora from the whole Loomio team in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

I’m Rob, co-founder and developer of the app.

It’s been almost two years since our last update - which is way too long, so today I’ve got three big announcements to share with you:

  1. Radical pricing for radical organizations
  2. Monthly stories of incredible users.
  3. Loomio 2.0 - mobile app out soon!

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Helping UK cooperatives thrive

How do you role-model a democratic workplace?

This was the question on Austen Cordasco’s mind as he set out to integrate new technology to improve decision-making within Co-operative Assistance Network Limited (CAN).

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