Inspired by the New Economy movement (see: NewEconomy.net), we are organizing our community to cultivate local resilience and implement strategies that invest in regional self-sufficiency while disinvesting from corporate extraction and exploitation.
Cooperation Eugene collaborates with people, organizations, and networks to cultivate a thriving, local regenerative economy.
- A world of local regenerative economies in which people cooperatively produce abundance, value people and the rest of the natural world over profit, and actively steward their bioregions.
- People empowered to participate actively and creatively in rising to the challenges we face by mobilizing our individual and collective resources.
- Communities empowered to say “no” to extraction and exploitation. All members, especially those who have been marginalized by the systems we are transcending, are actively engaged and uplifted in governance of the commons.
Cooperation Eugene stands in solidarity with our community members of color as the tragedy of the murder of another black man at the hands of white police officers once again dredges up the accumulated pain of hundreds of years of mistreatment and inequality. We need meaningful change and healing, and we need it now!