“We Heart Co-ops!” Seattle Greendrinks Celebration

Join YES! Magazine, Seattle Greendrinks, Central Co-op, Second Use, and friends in celebrating the growing cooperative economy in the Puget Sound region.

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05:30 PM 09:00 PM May 14, 2013


Seattle, WA

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Following on the heels of our Spring 2013 issue, How Cooperatives Are Driving the New Economy, YES! is hosting a celebration of the local cooperatives movement in Seattle.

The party’s theme, “We Heart Co-ops!” refers to more than the grocery co-ops that come immediately to mind—think worker-owned cooperatives like Equal Exchange Espresso Bar in Ballard, community land trusts like Homestead CLT, credit unions, funeral cooperatives, micro-trading outfits like Salish Sea Trading Cooperative, and cooperative purchasing groups like the Seattle Farm Co-op.


YES! will be the May host of the monthly Seattle Greendrinks mixer (part of an international network of events, now entering its 10th year). Co-op experts from across Puget Sound will be on hand to answer questions about starting cooperative groups, connecting with start-up funds and other local resources, and joining existing cooperative endeavors.

The popular building salvage store Second Use, recently relocated from South Park to 6th Avenue in SODO, offers a unique site for the networking event.

In Seattle Greendrinks tradition, the event features free food and beverages from partnering organizations: Central Co-op, Fremont Brewing, Wilridge Winery, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, and Raaka Chocolate. Vintage decor from Second Use's eclectic inventory, puppets and banners courtesy of the Fremont Arts Council (producers of the Fremont Solstice Parade), live DJ, on-site photo booth, and door prizes round out the evening’s festivities.

WHAT: Seattle celebration and networking event

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

WHERE: Second Use (new location in SODO), 3223 6th Avenue S, Seattle

TICKETS:  $5 Suggested donation.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/563962333634951/

INFORMATION: www.seattlegreendrinks.org


Heartfelt thanks to the outstanding co-sponsors of this event:



Central Co-op

Fremont Brewing Co.

Northwest Staging and Sound



Bainbridge Graduate Institute

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

SLICE: Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere



Backbone Campaign Backbone Campaign

Black Coffee Co-op

Black Dollar Days Task Force

Clean Greens Farm and Market

Delridge Grocery Co-op

Domestic Fair Trade Association

Equal Exchange Espresso Bar

Fremont Arts Council

Homestead Community Land Trust

Moving Images, producers of Shift Change

NW Cooperative Development Center

One PacificCoast Bank

People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative

Post Growth Institute

Raaka Chocolate

Salish Sea Trading Cooperative

Seattle Farm Co-op

Seattle Good Business Network

Second Use

Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Universal Declaration Communication

Washington Fair Trade Coalition

Wilridge Winery

About YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, YES! outlines a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world. Project Censored calls YES! “the standard for solutions journalism.” Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman calls YES! a “vital voice of independent journalism.” Treehugger.com named YES! the best green business and politics website of 2011. The Utne Media Awards have repeatedly recognized YES! Magazine and, most recently, nominated YES! for the 2013 General Excellence Award.


About Seattle Greendrinks

Part of the international Greendrinks network, Seattle Greendrinks is a volunteer-driven non-profit created to connect and grow Seattle's environmental community with monthly informal social networking gatherings.


About Second Use

Second Use is a building materials salvage company that aims to protect architectural heritage and divert reusable materials from the landfill. The company salvages building materials and resells them to the public at a discount. The inventory is online with pictures, prices and dimensions and is updated daily.

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