Earth Co-op

Earth Co-op

Earth Co-op aims to become a network of "geographic community cooperatives" where citizens become more engaged members of their communities.

We did it!

On 10th Aug 2016 we successfully raised £160 of £100 target with 14 supporters in 14 days

New stretch target

We'll use the additional funding to pay for:

  • travel costs to visit existing coops like Bristol Cable news coop and Port Talbot Magnet, to gain first hand knowledge and experience.
  • a designer to help with branding
  • fliers  and other promotional material to get the word out
  • advice on legal structures for geographic cooperative structures

The Earth Cooperative is a project with the the ultimate aim of helping humanity achieve a balanced biosphere as without this there is little or no sustainability of life on Earth.

Earth Co-op is an idea is to focus attention on "geographic community cooperatives" where citizens can become more formal, active and engaged members of their communities.

These geo-coops will help to provide an alternative framework for new social and economic models that serve local people, the environment and the planet at large.

Earth Co-op aims to support the creation of geographic cooperatives anywhere and provide a framework to nest them within.

It would also be an organisation that would endeavour to ensure the principles, aims and objectives of geographic cooperatives (ie. to deliver social and ecological as well as economic benefits) are being upheld.

We have the beginnings of a website here: http://earth.coop

THE CHALLENGE

The challenge at this time is raise £100 to renew the purchase of the domain name that cost £96/yr (inc tax) + Crowdfunder fees. These .coop domain names are more expensive than others due to the restrictions and administration involved in their purchase.

If we manage to overfund, we intend to hold events and invite inspirational speakers on the subject of co-ops to share their knowledges and expiences with us.


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