Providing tools and support to community members to create local initiatives that build local capacity and leadership, increase environmental sustainability, and foster greater livability and vitality.

Action Idea #4: Set Up a Co-op

Help your community apply the “co-operative” approach—in which co-op members jointly own or manage a good or service for their mutual benefit—to everything from transportation and local gardens to renewable energy.


Is there a need in your community that could be met through a formal or informal co-op approach? Here are some ideas:

For more about solar co-ops, see New Dream's webinar recording Community Solar 101.