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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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June 10, 2024

Towards Democratic and Ecological Cities

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Increasing popular dissatisfaction with the current state of urban life contains the seeds of a different city for the future. A growing number of people desire cities that will be viewed and managed as commons by their residents. Democratized urban space that will allow for a genuine right to the city to be experienced by the entire citizenry.

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February 5, 2024

Solar Co-ops and Why They (Could) Rule

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In today’s episode we talk with author, professor, and activist Ashley Dawson about the neoliberal city in the context of climate change and the liberatory potential inherent in community solar energy projects.

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December 29, 2022

Sutton Community Farm and the politics of community agriculture

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Founded in 2010, SCF is run as a community benefit society, a type of co-operative, whereby the farm business is owned by roughly 400 members of the public and counting.

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December 27, 2022

Cooperatives are Key to Climate Action

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By providing an alternative to extractive or exploitative practices of profit and growth focused business models, cooperatives provide an off-ramp to a sustainable economy.

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May 26, 2022

The Global Movement for Localization

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Across the world, a quiet revolution is emerging. Countless grassroots groups, civil society organizations and individuals are coming together to forge a more hopeful path to the future: away from the destructive global consumer culture, towards healthy communities grounded in strong local economies.

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February 3, 2022

Scaling Co-operatives Through a Multi-Stakeholder Network

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This case study analyses a multi-stakeholder network of single-stakeholder co-ops that emerged in the Colorado solar energy industry that could be a replicable model for scaling co-operative businesses despite challenges of capital access.

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July 12, 2021

Minimalism for Social Innovation

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To combat climate disruption, we must move toward a just transition of degrowth. In doing so, we need to find ways of prioritizing our needs in an ecological and equitable way.

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February 17, 2020

Seneca Price Kern

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Malikia Johnson interviews Seneca Price Kern about his work in urban agriculture in the Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, his inspirations, and dreams for the future.