The Cooperative Society Project

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A neglected source of clean energy. From rural Uganda to Madison, Wisconsin, renewable natural gas (RNG) is an important source of clean energy that also has other major environmental benefits. What is RNG? It’s a gas derived from organic waste material such as livestock manure, food waste, garden and lawn clippings, and other animal and plant-based material. It is often concentrated on farms, in landfills, and in waste treatment facilities. [Read more]

New Book: Strengthening the Cooperative Community

How can we reduce inequality, combat global warming, and become more democratic?

Insights into these questions are addressed by E.G. Nadeau, co-founder of The Cooperative Society Project, in his fourth book, Strengthening the Cooperative Community. Nadeau believes member-owned, democratically controlled co-ops can be part of the solution to creating a better, fairer society. He proposes 16 specific, practical recommendations on how co-ops can become a dynamic force for positive change that benefits people and the environment in the 21st century. Click here for more information about the book.

Check out E.G.’s interview with Everything Co-op about the book.

The Cooperative Society Project

The Cooperative Society Project is a nonprofit initiative begun in 2015. The Project has two primary goals:

  1. To analyze the hypothesis that humans may be on the threshold of a new historical stage: one characterized by cooperation, democracy, the equitable distribution of resources, and a sustainable relationship with nature.
  2. To make recommendations for how we can increase the likelihood of moving toward a more cooperative society during the next several decades.

The means for carrying out these goals are through the book, periodic reports, this website, newsletters, videos, articles, and social media. The Cooperative Society: The Next Stage of Human History, Second Edition, was published in October 2018 and will be revised every few years, at least through 2030. The Cooperative Society 2020 Report updates the information presented in the book and makes revised recommendations on how to make our world a better place to live.

For further information, please see our periodic newsletters and additional publications. Also, The Cooperative Solution book is now available as a free pdf.

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