Co-op America


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Co-op America

Address:1612 K St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

Phone:202-872-5307
Fax:202-331-8166
Phone:800-584-7336
Web: www.coopamerica.org
Established: 1982. Description:Provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to address today's social and environmental problems. Encourages consumers to buy products and services from businesses that create jobs, care about their communities, engage in fair trade, and protect our environment. Members: 2,500 businesses and 65,000 individuals. Dues: $20/year.
Publications: Co-op America Quarterly (quarterly); free to members. National Green Pages (annually); free to members and $6.95 for nonmembers. Financial Planning Handbook (annually); free to members and $11.95 for nonmembers. Real Money (bimonthly); newsletter. Also publishes occasional consumer guides.

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Mountain Rose Herbs has received the People's Choice award for Green Business of the Year from Co-op America.
"It's a way to educate kids to give something back, kind of two birds with one stone," said Andrew Korfhage of the nonprofit Co-op America Foundation.
The costs of generating solar power will be on par with the costs of power made from fossil fuels like natural gas and coal within a decade, according to clean-tech research and publishing firm Clean Edge and green-economy nonprofit Co-op America. The two groups collaborated on a new report, the Utility Solar Assessment (USA) Study, to provide a roadmap for utilities, solar companies, and regulators to work together so the nation can derive 10 percent or more of its power from the sun by 2025.
The "1% or More in Community Campaign" launched by the Social Investment Forum Foundation and Co-op America has highlighted this growth and encouraged more.
Co-sponsored by two leading national nonprofits, Global Exchange and Co-Op America, these are "parties with a purpose" that bring together businesses, environmental groups and community organizations.
"Many green products are produced by small companies." A good starting point for your search is Co-op America (www.coopamerica.org), a social justice and environmental awareness organization that has a database of more than 3,000 green companies.
In 2007, Co-op America launched a campaign to pressure U.S.
Co-sponsored by two leading national nonprofits, Global Exchange and Co-Op America, these so-called "parties with a purpose" bring together businesses, environmental groups and community organizations working toward the collective goal of "forging a just, sustainable, inclusive economy--a green economy."
Co-op America Fair Trade Program coordinator Yochanan Zakai said: "The chances are you have heard about Fair Trade coffee and Fair Trade tea, but you probably don't know about Fair Trade bananas and other tropical fruit.
grocers lag far behind their European counterparts in making Fair Trade bananas available, nonprofit organization Co-op America here is organizing what it calls "tens of thousands" of U.S.
NativeEnergy clients include the film, "An Inconvenient Truth," through www.ClimateCrisis.net, Ben & Jerry's, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm, Interface, Aveda, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Co-op America, NRDC, the Clinton Global Initiative, Bonnaroo Festival, and thousands of individuals.
and around the globe that are underserved by traditional financial institutions--surged by 40% from 2003 to 2005 and nearly quintupled in the last decade, according to the "Community Investing Trends Report" of the Community Investing Program, a project of the Social Investment Forum Foundation and Co-op America.