At the NEC’s Annual Meeting, representatives from a half-dozen formed a Rural Electric Co-op Working Group to support one another and the broader movement in developing strategies to help communities transform their rural electric co-ops into pillars of the New Economy. This month, we were thrilled to hear that the working group has received a $25,000 grant from Solidaire as part of their Movement R&D Fund.
On June 17, 2016, Director of the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, John Farrell gave a presentation at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin. The title of his talk is "The Coming of Energy Democracy."
Where are communities taking charge of their energy future? Which states give communities the most power? ILSR's Community Power Map provides an interactive illustration of how communities are accelerating the transition toward 100% renewable energy and how policies help or hinder greater local action.
Bike Ready reuses footage from Superstorm Sandy and the actual community based relief on two wheels provided to deliver supplies, communicate, evacuate and generate electricity. In the spirit of mutual aid, let's get ready, bicyclers everywhere! 4 minute video
This document is the syllabus for the Center for Family Life's 6-session "Implementers" training on worker cooperative development for other community-based organizations. This syllabus generally follows the "Planners" training.
This document is the syllabus for the Center for Family Life's 6-session introductory "Planners" training on worker cooperative development for other community-based organizations.
This Cooperative Curriculum Overview includes the description and objectives of fundamental trainings for worker cooperative founding members, based on the Center for Family Life's development approach.
This document describes the activities needed to develop a worker cooperative, based on the Center for Family Life's 4 stages of development.
Shortly after the economic meltdown of 2008, Korten fleshed out a vision of an alternative to the corporate Wall Street economy. He offers his analysis and guidance on mounting a grassroots campaign to bring about an economy based on shared prosperity, ecological stewardship, and citizen democracy.
This is a collection of resources to plan and teach a pop-ed workshop on starting a worker cooperative. The workshop provides an overview of the content contained in Sustainable Economies Law Center's Think Outside the Boss: How to Create a Worker-Owned Business manual.