Two shared housing co-ops both used the word “joy” to describe their households. That should tell you something.
The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives recently completed the first phase of research to evaluate the economic impact of cooperatives. The findings: cooperatives account for approximately $654 billion in revenue, over 2 million jobs, $75 billion in wages and benefits paid and $133.5 billion in value-added income. Because cooperatives are member owned, managed and … Continue reading Economic impact of cooperatives
Right now is the most fertile time for positive change that the world has seen in a very long time. Freshly plowed fields, disguised as devastated neighborhoods lay before us, waiting for the seeds of new ideas. There are many hopeful signs, even in the midst of anxiety. If the imploding economy makes you nervous, … Continue reading Fertile fields await new ideas
I am as nervous as you are. No one has a clue how this will play out. The feeling of not knowing if the rug will be pulled out from under me catches my breath. Now, more than ever, we need to create our own solutions. I have many ideas with the potential to improve … Continue reading New Year / New Paradigm
Gather. Brainstorm. Repeat. Example: Parents who need elder care As your parents enter the stage when they need more help and you face the Medicare and assisted living maze, connecting with others who have traveled that road would be a life saver. Those who are embarking on this path need to find others who know … Continue reading Community Needs Meet Resources