California Co-op Conference – April 28-29, 2017 in San Francisco

Celebrate cooperatives by sharing successes and the most effective ways you can help strengthen your cooperative and expand the cooperative movement. Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Carol Zippert Growing up & Standing up in the South: 50 years of Cooperative Organizing Dr. Zippert will tell her story of growing up in the segregated American South, and how the African-American community she was part of moved from cooperation to cooperatives. She... Read More

Los Angeles Area Intentional Community Summit – Sunday, April 23, 2017

We’re putting on the second Los Angeles Intentional Community Summit this Sunday! It’s for all folks who live in or are interested in community living to get together and create a larger network, to learn about how other communities operate, discuss the issues that affect community life, etc. Let’s eat some snacks and drink some drinks and get to know one another and our city’s communities.  Where:     Sugar Shack,... Read More

Mutual Aid Network Cooperative with Stephanie Rearick Sat., Dec 10 from 2 to 4pm at L.A. Eco-Village

Communities around the world are piloting Mutual Aid Networks (MAN) designed to meet life’s economic needs – food justice, work redesign, sustainable energy, community justice, housing and transportation access, travel and culture exchange, etc. Local MANs are connecting in a global cooperative, the Main MAN, in order to support each other’s success and build a network of networks that can engage the 100% in a neighborly global economy. http://www.mutualaidnetwork.org/  We’re... Read More

North American Students of Cooperation Conference Nov 11-13, 2016 in Ann Arbor MI

Over 400 participants will converge on Ann Arbor, Michigan from November 11th through 13th, 2016 to share ideas, learn new skills, and look at issues affecting the cooperative movement worldwide. Since 1977, NASCO’s Cooperative Education & Training Institute has been widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to members, directors, staff and managers of group-equity cooperatives. The... Read More

The Green Festival at the L.A. Convention Center – September 16 – 18, 2016

    The 6th annual LA Green Festival Expo is almost here! Join us September 16-18 for America’s largest and longest-running sustainability event. Claim your free ticket using free ticket code GAGF16. Los Angeles presentations... Read More

North American Permaculture Convergency Sept 14-18, 2016 in Hopland CA

More info here Join us at the North American Permaculture Convergence!   Transition workshop track, network gathering, scholarship fund, work-trade opportunities, and more!    We’re excited to be partnering with the North American Permaculture Convergence and Northern California Building Resilient Communities Convergence happening September 14-18 at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland,... Read More

The Communities Conference at Twin Oaks, Virginia, Sept 2-5, 2016

The Communities Conference is held Labor Day weekend, Sept 2 – 5, at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa County, Central Virginia.  The event hosts between 150 and 200 participants, including people who are members of, interested in, and new to intentional communities and other kinds of cooperative living and working. The focus of the event is on intentional communities, although workshops sometimes cover a broader array of topics in cooperative... Read More

Designing a “Perma-Circular” Economy: Wed. July 13 at 7pm at L.A. Eco-Village

Join us for an informative and provocative talk with Christian Arnsperger of the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. And a veggie potluck before the talk. Christian will argue that the there is a serious imbalance when industrial societies promote wholesale recycling without also limiting economic growth, rendering such policies essentially useless for building resiliency.  He’ll share with us a permaculture approach... Read More

Next GEN – North America gathering

share   are so excited to announce the 3rd Annual Youth Ecovillage Summit! June 9th – 12th, 2016 La Cité Ecologique in Quebec, Canada Join us for three days of ecovillage immersion, community inspiration and deep connection! Immersion This year’s gathering will be held at La Cité Ecologique, in Quebec, Canada. Founded over 30 years ago, this “Green City” is the largest ecovillage... Read More

2016 California Co-op Conference April 29-30 in Sacramento

California Co-op Conference: Friday, April 29th & Saturday, April 30th, 2016 Co-op Tour: May 1, 2016 Conference Location: Sierra 2 Center 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 The CA Co-op Conference offers tracks for both startup and existing cooperatives that focus on governance, communication, and technical topics for food, worker, housing, and other co-op types. One track is devoted to successful co-op development and another is dedicated... Read More

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