International Year of the Cooperative
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
Presented by David Finet, General Manager of the East Lansing Food Cooperative (ELFCO), and Paulette Stenzel, MSU Professor of Sustainability and International Business Law more information...
October is National Cooperative Month and 2012 is the UN's "International Year of the Cooperative." Please join us to celebrate and learn about the history of cooperatives, the cooperative movement in the twenty-first century, ELFCO's inception, and what ELFCO is doing today. Photos and stories will also be shared to illustrate how cooperatives are important in the world of Fair Trade. For example, small farmers' coffee cooperatives in Guatemala and Mexico work with Cooperative Coffees (coopcoffees.com), a group of roasters in the U.S. and Canada, to bring their product to coffee shops and retailers here in Michigan and elsewhere.
Light refreshments from ELFCO will be provided.