Category Archives: Environment

Political recognition and support needed for ecological land co-operatives

  The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) is working to make land accessible for new entrants to small-scale ecological farming in England. It has identified two key barriers for those who wish to live with the land – high land prices and … Continue reading

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Manifesto places not-for-profits and co-ops at the heart of Corbyn’s plans for a “publicly run, locally accountable energy system”

, The latest issue of the Co-operative News follows up earlier reports that Jeremy Corbyn has launched an environmental manifesto that outlines his plans for the UK to achieve 65% of energy from renewable sources by 2030 – without fracking. He has … Continue reading

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A report on new economic strategies for Wales offers useful leads for England

In 2015, the Wales Co-operative Centre and Co-operatives UK asked Pat Conaty to report on the social and co-operative economy innovation in Wales and to set this in a policy context, as uneven growth and imbalanced recovery from the downturn … Continue reading

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Central England Co-operative: first retailer to achieve the four Carbon Trust standards

Updating earlier news of the Central England Co-operative, formed in 2013 after the Midlands Co-operative Society merged with the Anglia Society. CEC has become the fourth organisation in the world – and the first in the retail sector – to achieve … Continue reading

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