Plans for new cooperatives in DC

In DC, there have been extensive discussions about implementing the Cleveland Evergreen Coop model here. At DC Coop Day, Steve Dubb from the Democracy Collaborative at University of Maryland updated us on these discussions. The Cleveland Evergreen Coop model includes a commercial laundry, and solar energy business, and a greenhouse. Similar and new businesses are being explored in the DC metro area, tied to anchor institutions such as universities and hospitals that would agree to contract with the new coops for these services. A feasibility study has been conducted on behalf of a group of foundations in the area, and plans are being finalized to identify a local sponsor for further exploration of this model. The Consumer Health Foundation posts updated information on this project on a regular basis. In addition to the main page, explore the videos on the left tab to see videos from the coops in Cleveland and other information.

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