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