July 2012

Browse the IYC 2012 Australia July 2012 News:

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.



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Maggie Beer, 2010 Senior Australian of the Year and Supporter of IYC 2012
"My passion for using fresh seasonal and local produce is equalled by my passion for my local, cooperative store...Community focused, ethical and sustainable that's the cooperative difference."

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