The following post was written by Andrew Driscoll, Equal Exchange Natural Foods Sales Representative
As the first International Year of the Co-op comes to a close, co-operators everywhere are now gearing up for the decade of the Co-op. Ready for many, many more years of transformation, impact, creativity, and of course, co-operation, our friend Rebekah Hanlon of the Valley Green Feast Co-op has created this beautiful digital photo book to share and remind us all of how far we have come and how versatile our model is. Most important of all is that “we do these things together”.
“I started this photo project after becoming inspired by the book that is being written about my co-op network, the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives. I am hoping to have a showing of all the pictures I took at some point and to raise money for co-op education. You can try to tell someone about the impact that co-ops have all day long but the truth is that everyone learns differently. And as a visual person I wanted to communicate the power of co-operatives in a way that really brings the love to life.” – Rebekah
Some of our fellow worker-owners here at Equal Exchange are already clamoring for a calendar version of this! What do you all think?