Friday, October 17, 2008

Co-ops Are All Around Us

Co-ops Are All Around Us!

More than 800 million people around the world belong to cooperatives, and at least 100 million of them are employed by co-ops. And more often than you probably realize, co-ops play a vital part of your everyday life.

Knowing the source of the foods you eat, the services you employ and the products you purchase are just a few of the benefits of joining a cooperative. As a member, co-ops invite you to take part in the way your favorite grocery store or financial institution is run. This community approach to business is at the heart of the cooperative philosophy.

In honor of Co-op Month (which is this month, in case you didn’t know), why not step into the wonderful world of co-op education, and learn more about how cooperative democracy works. Click here to start your adventure.

Go Co-op!