Here's a call to action from the National Cooperative Business Association, which is asking for your support in lobbying for co-op access to this very important funding resource:
Now is the time for YOUR VOICE to be heard! Click here to find out how you can take action and help the NCBA get the word out.
A reader of our blog noticed a piece we did some time ago about legislation affecting credit unions - the co-op version of a bank... just like we're the co-op version of a grocery store. She passed along the following graphic which was made possible by CreditScore.net. As a 15+ year member of a credit union, I can attest to much of what is said below. For those of our supporters who are on the fence about where to put your money, take a look at credit unions. There are plenty of them in the area.
The Energy Co-op is a member-owned, not-for-profit, service-driven energy provider that promotes efficient energy use and the use of renewable energy; provides energy cost savings, education and advocacy on behalf of its members; and, of course, supports cooperative movements.
Learn more about The Energy Co-op at their web site (full disclosure: yours truly is a member), and if you want to join, you can do it HERE (just remember the South Philly Food Co-op sent ya!) And, of course, if you haven't yet joined the South Philly Food Co-op and have been thinking you'd like to, well, now would be a great time to do that, too ;)