CO-OPERATIVES FORTNIGHT!

us co-operating!

Well it’s coming to the end of Co-operatives fortnight and Cave has been co-operating with all sorts of fantastic people over the last two and a half years. We love being a co-op and all that that entails, the more we find out about co-ops the more excited and proud we are to be one and be a member of one.

Cave will be co-operating again this weekend with Transition Town Kingston (TTK) and the Kingston Environment Centre for their ‘Skills In Action weekend!’ Running from Sat 9th and Sun 10th July, 11am-5pm, at the Kingston Environment Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT. Cave and some friends will be building a habitat wall on the Saturday, so come along and help us make a luxury apartment block for insects. Cave not only co-operates with humans but with insects too!

Co-operatives Fortnight is the annual campaign from the UK co-operative sector. It aims to raise awareness of how co-operatives offer a way of doing business in which everyday employees, customers and residents have an equal say in decisions and share the profits. This year, the theme ‘Yours To Share’ represents the shared ownership and the share in profits that makes co-operatives different.

Sponsored by key businesses in the co-operative sector and co-ordinated by Co-operatives UK, the national trade association for co-operatives, Co-operatives Fortnight ran for the first time in 2010. In its first year, over 160 events were held, 70,000 people got involved online, 2.3 million people were engaged overall and 43 million people heard about it from the media.

At the centre of this is a petition calling for government action to narrow the gap between rich and poor in the UK. To sign the petition click here.

For more co-ops info go to:

http://www.uk.coop/

For a sweet little film about co-ops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd5Be3zX7qM&feature=player_embedded