Having just posted about the social enterprise ‘advent calendar’, it seems to make sense to give a plug for the one-coop-a-week initiative from CICOPA, the global voice of workers’ cooperatives. CICOPA are posting a short introduction to a selected cooperative each week on Facebook and Twitter (the Twitter hashtag is #1coop1week). Thanks to this I know, for example, how the workers now run the Molino Santa Rosa flour mill in Uruguay and how the Yellowstone Glass Recyclers in Northern Canada are turning waste glass into fancy new glassware. And there’s plenty of other enterprising cooperative stories, from Japan to Wales.
As well as social media, CICOPA posts the 1coop1week entries on a website.