Celebrated by cooperatives nationwide during the month of October, National Co-op Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of a trusted, proven way to do business and build communities. The theme for this year’s Co-op Month is “Co-ops Commit: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” highlighting how co-ops are creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces and boards, and how co-ops can better meet the needs of communities that have been excluded from economic participation and advancement. Cooperatives nationwide are encouraged to use this year’s theme and logo in their communication and outreach activities this October.
100 Years of Cooperation
Broadcasting on local PBS stations throughout 2017, the Visionaries Series is highlighting the scope and impact of cooperatives both here in the U.S. and around the world. This one-hour documentary follows the work of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA), celebrating 100 years of cooperatives that build a better world, through seven co-op stories featuring members in Seattle, Western Massachusetts, Mississippi and international projects in Mozambique and East Timor.
The Electric Cooperative Story
This great video features a fast-action hand-drawn guide to the history, structure, and purpose of rural electric cooperatives. It was created by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (http://www.nreca.coop).