Inspiring Videos Celebrating Co-ops

Below are a few short videos to share with with your members and friends to help spread the word: Co-ops Build a Better World!

“Co-ops are Everywhere!”

A short video showing how different kinds of co-ops can empower people across our communities.

“Why Have an International Year of Co-ops?”

A brief address by Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, on the importance of the UN International Year of Co-ops in 2012.

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“Three Generations of Co-operation”

This video about NFCA member Putney Food Co-op is part of Co-op Stronger Together’s series celebrating 2012 International Year of Cooperatives and hosted by celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie. In this episode, Kevin visits the 70-year-old Putney Food Co-op in Putney, VT, and learns about the co-op’s trailblazing founder, dedication to reflect its community, and educational outreach program. Watch and you’ll quickly discover the many ways food co-ops, their shoppers and owners, and their communities are stronger together.

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“The International Year of Co-ops”

Produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO), this short video gives a quick snapshot of the worldwide co-operative movement and its impact on the global economy.

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“New Pioneers”

The inspring story of the Rochdale Pioneers, produced by the Co-operative Heritage Trust in the UK.  This video looks back on the history of the co-op that laid the groundwork for the modern movement, and offers a challenge to co-operators as we move forward.

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“The Story of the Revolution”

A short video produced by the Co-operative Group in the UK about the history and vision of the one of the largest co-ops in the world.

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“2012: Year of the Farmer Co-op”

As part of International Year of Co-ops celebrations, the National Council of Farmer Co-operatives has produced this video highlighting the role that farmer-owned co-ops play in giving family farmers across the country an ownership stake in the food and agriculture system from the farm gate all the way to grocery store shelves.

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“The Electric Co-operative Story”

As late as the mid-1930s, nine out of 10 rural homes were without electric service.  Produced by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), this video tells the inspiring story of how farmers and rural communities across the United States used the co-operative model to change this by working together to provide themselves with power and other services.  Today, the more than 800 member co-ops of the NRECA employ 70,000 people, cover 75% of the U.S. land mass, and serve more than 10% of the people in this country.

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“Choose a Co-op”

A short video on how choosing co-ops makes a difference in our lives and communities.

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