Micro-finance purchase venture to fund solar co-operative

28 March 2012 Earthworker Cooperative's work to micro-finance the purchase of the factory equipment for Eureka's Future Workers Cooperative through recruitment to its 100,000 Australians Campaig

28 March 2012
Earthworker Cooperative's work to micro-finance the purchase of the factory equipment for Eureka's Future Workers Cooperative through recruitment to its 100,000 Australians Campaign has started.

Earthworker Cooperative's work to micro-finance the purchase of the factory equipment for Eureka's Future Workers Cooperative through recruitment to its 100,000 Australians Campaign has started.

At $AU20 per member, Earthworker Cooperative will have the factory equipment for the Cooperative, which will manufacture solar hot water systems in Morwell, Victoria. After Morwell, it is planned to establish Eureka's Future Workers Cooperatives in other carbon dependant areas of Australia.

Earthworker Cooperative Project Officer, Dave Kerin, recently addressed the Fair Share Festival in Newcastle and also met with union representatives while he was there. New members resulted, as well as the beginnings of an active Newcastle Earthworker Cooperative, which will assist in ushering in the second Eureka's Future Workers Cooperative factory, to be established in that city.

On 28 April 2012, Kerin will speak at the Australian Climate Action Summit to be held at the University of Western Sydney. Importantly, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Council has in the last two weeks committed to a tour of their Australian workplaces to recruit to Earthworker Cooperative.

Throughout April, the State Branches of the MUA will hold their AGMs to affirm the national decision.

“This is the most exciting time to get involved, so we ask everyone to view the link and get involved in the Earthworker Cooperative, to help build this innovative approach," said Kerin.

To get involved go to the Cooperative’s blog: http://earthworkercooperative.com/

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