Choose a Co-op [Weekend Watch]

Build a better world. Choose a co-op.

One simple choice to choose a co-op can make a difference in your community.

Transcript: Choose a Co-op

Big corporations have taken over and damaged our economy. They want us to live is a one size fits all world. How’s that working?  More unemployment.  More bank failures. More businesses closing. Less money in your community.

Do you sometimes feel discouraged? Disheartened? Feeling like we’ve lost all ability to have choices? Real choices?

Who do you think can fix this… Can the politicians? A broker on Wall Street? More big businesses?

The only person who can fix this… is YOU.

Chose to shop your local co-op.

Choose a co-op.

You probably pass by a co-op everyday. It looks like any other independent local business. But a co-op is connected to thousands of other independent businesses, organizations, and people, uniting together to compete against the big corporations. Joining forces gives co-ops size and scale. Scale gives you better prices, products, selection.

Co-ops are run by people. People living in your town. People who understand your needs. People concerned about the futures of your community.

The choices are yours.

Chose to shop your locally-owned cooperative. Choose local stores over mega-corporations. Choose better service. Choose the best process. Choose to buy from people who care about you. Choose to keep more money in your economy.  Choose it all.

But here’s the best part.  When you choose a co-op, more money stays local, more jobs are created, and your community grows again.  Imagine that. The simple choice to shop at a local cooperative makes a difference. A BIG difference.  Just one simple choice sends your community in the right direction.

You and your neighbours can rewrite history, just by making one simple choice.

Build a better world. Choose a co-op.

NOTE: The Facebook link at the end of the video is no longer active.

Your Turn

Have you made the decision to choose a co-op?  If so, which one(s)?

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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