Saturday 4th July is the International Day of Co-operatives! It’s a time to look at how we’re all connected in the global co-operative movement.

This year, the celebrations will also focus on the contribution of cooperatives to combating climate change. 

Climate change is a global issue from which no country is immune. Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 percent higher than in 1990, and global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system.

Climate change severely impacts people’s livelihoods around the world, especially the most disadvantaged groups such as small-scale farmers, women, youth, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, who have to cope with extreme natural disasters and degradation of natural resources. 

 

How to get involved

BCCM will use the day to highlight the positive actions that Australian co-operative are taking to address environmental issues, from bushfire response to ethical investment. Please get in touch if you’d like us to highlight a story from your organisation. 

Read about how Hobart’s Resource Work Co-operative is diverting e-waste from landfill

You can also:

  • Share your co-op’s commitment to sustainability using the hashtag #Coops4ClimateAction. You can also tag us (@bccmau) on Twitter and Facebook and we’ll share your actions far and wide
  • Get your organisation featured on the International Co-operative Alliance website (scroll down to the instructions under the interactive map)
  • Learn more about the theme of the celebrations
  • Download the event logo for your newsletter or social media

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