iCooperate is a global campaign for members of co-operatives to identify themselves and share their stories in the lead up to the International Day of Co-operatives (July 7) and beyond. 

Just as ants co-operate on a massive scale to the betterment of their communities, so do co-operatives work to the benefit of their members – making the ant a fitting mascot for co-operative business.

Ants are organized, work together and get the job done – all while providing for their communities.

There are several easy ways to get behind iCooperate and share your co-operative story…


Follow the Ants on twitter @iCooperate and simply post “I Co-operate because…”

Follow the Ants on twitter @iCooperateand simply post “I Co-operate because…”

Remember to use the #coops2012 tag.


Follow @icooperate and share your co-operative snaps using the tags #antlove and #coops2012. 

The most creative, quirky and inspiring images will feature on stories.coop ‘story of the day' www.stories.coop and www.2012.coop


Finally, if you are a Twitter user you can add the ant twibbon to your avatar – an identifying emblem for co-operatives everywhere! Add the twibbon here



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Peter Russell-Clarke
Iconic TV chef and co-ops champion, Peter Russell-Clarke
"...because a lot of profit made from human effort is vanishing out of the local community where it is generated, we are becoming acutely aware that we need to join hands and protect each other by striving together to the benefit of our neighbours as well as our own family. We need to co-operate with each other - Bravo the co-operatives amongst you."

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