Friday Film Fest Episode 5: CERO and Green Jobs

September 8, 2017 Comments Off on Friday Film Fest Episode 5: CERO and Green Jobs

This week, take a look at CERO, a Boston area bilingual cooperative that food waste collection and organic compost manufacturer. This film, from 2013, discusses its origins and they are still going strong today. A great example “building the road as we travel” and constructing a green pathway out of poverty.

Help Support Co-op Leaders in Resident Owned Communities

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Help Support Co-op Leaders in Resident Owned Communities

Donate Today! ROC Northwest is the NWCDC program that turns trailer parks into Resident Owned Communities (ROCs). Everyday people from within each community who volunteer their time, labor and passion to make each community a success serve as the backbone of these cooperatives. Running a business can seem very daunting at first. The Cascade ROC […]

Friday Film Fest Episode 4–Argentina

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Friday Film Fest Episode 4–Argentina

This week we take a look at the Argentinian recovered factory efforts. This movement was examined in the 2006 film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, The Take. This weeks video visits some of the factories in 2015:

Friday Film Fest Episode 3

August 25, 2017 Comments Off on Friday Film Fest Episode 3

This week, we visit New Hampshire and a Resident Owned Community. In these communities, the residents generally own their manufactured home and the co-operative owns the land and infrastructure. You can learn more about our Resident Owned Community program at ROC Northwest.

Cascade ROC Conference 2017

August 23, 2017 Comments Off on Cascade ROC Conference 2017

This event brings together the residents of Resident Owned Communities in Washington and Oregon for a day of workshops, networking, and fun. Space is limited, so register today! September 16, 2017 Tacoma Convention Center Visit CROCCON.COM for more information

Responding to Charlottesville

August 18, 2017 Comments Off on Responding to Charlottesville

The Northwest Cooperative Development Center endorses and supports this statement by our network support organization. The cooperative values of solidarity, equality, and equity call upon all of us in the cooperative community to stand on the side of humanity opposing the forces of hate and white supremacy. To quote the spiritual founder of the Mondragon […]

Friday Film Fest Episode 2

August 18, 2017 Comments Off on Friday Film Fest Episode 2

This week we stop in Mississippi to hear a discussion about the power of worker ownership to change the direction in cycles of poverty.

Twisted Strait: Building a Fiber Community

August 16, 2017 Comments Off on Twisted Strait: Building a Fiber Community

“Building a Fiber Community One Fleece at a Time”, the slogan for Twisted Strait Fibers, sums up the efforts of a currently small group of fiber producers on the Olympic Peninsula. They¬† began their membership campaign in the Spring of 2017 and continue looking for members while also creating member benefits. They have also begun […]

Friday Film Fest Episode 1

August 11, 2017 Comments Off on Friday Film Fest Episode 1

Welcome to our new Friday Film Fest series. Each week, we will present a short video about co-operatives from around the world. This week we journey to Italy to learn about the social co-ops.

2016 Annual Report Available

May 18, 2017 Comments Off on 2016 Annual Report Available

Our 2016 Annual report is ready to reed! Annual Report


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