From what I’ve heard about the Evergreen Co-ops this will be a really interesting event for anyone interested in practical steps towards a more just and sustainable economy. I’ll certainly be there.
The Birmingham Co-operative Party invites you to an open meeting:

Re-building local economies:

Learning lessons from the Evergreen Co-operatives
in Cleveland Ohio
One of the worrying trends of recent decades – accelerated during the current recession – has been the collapse of local economies, particularly in traditional manufacturing areas such as the Midlands and the North of the UK.

This problem is not limited to the UK and this meeting will be exploring what lessons can be learned from an innovative experiment in Cleveland Ohio which is successfully creating secure well-paid jobs by developing a network of local co-operative enteprises to serve city institutions such as the hospital, university and local council.


Jim Pettipher
Deputy Executive Director, Co-operative Futures

7.35pm, Tuesday 26th February

A light buffet will be served from 6.30pm


Midlands Co-operative Member Relations Centre,
Birmingham & Midland Institute,
Margaret St, Birmingham, B3 3BS

All Welcome!

For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance by email to richardbickle [at]