Big Co-op Conversation #8 - Economics for the 99%
31 July 2012
Economics for 99%: Co-operatives in Victoria will provide snapshots of the past, present and future of the co-operative. Hosted by Cardijn Community Australia, the event will feature several notable speakers as part of the Big Co-op Conversations series.
Big Co-op Conversation #7 - Co-operative Enterprises: Transforming Communities and Economies
25 July 2012
A special issue Collaboratory Meetup will be held Tuesday, 31 July to discuss role of co-operatives in addressing social and environmental issues. The Collaboratory hosts panel discussions at Hub Melbourne each month, inviting a selection of guests to share their experience in collaborative initiatives.
Big Co-op Conversation #5 - Next Gen Capitalism Forum - Profit, People, Planet
19 July 2012
Next Generation Capitalism – profit, people, planet, will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss business and economics that work for community value. The forum is being offered as a free event as part of the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives.
Australian Co-op features in international food security e-book
20 July 2012
Australia's largest co-operative, CBH, has featured in a www.news.coop e-book on food security. The e-book, titled Co-operatives Build a Better World Through Food, is the first in a series of planned e-books on how co-operatives build a better world.
Victorian Government offers grants to kick start food and fibre co-ops
19 July 2012
The Victorian Government has committed $5 million to help establish food and fibre marketing co-operatives. Managed in partnership by the Department of Primary Industries and Rural Finance, the Food and Fibre Marketing Co-operative Grants program will provide funding to promote the establishment of new marketing co-operatives in the food and fibre industries.
Hepburn Wind honoured with World Wind Energy Award 2012
9 July 2012
Hepburn Wind has been awarded the World Wind Energy Award 2012 at the World Wind Energy Conference in Bonn, Germany. As the first co-operatively owned and managed wind farm in Australia, Hepburn has two turbines that power over 1750 homes.
Your Time to Shine - International Day of Co-operatives
04 July 2012
International Co-operative Day (IDC) on 7 July is a day of global co-operative action. IDC is celebrated on the first Saturday in July.