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What is a Cooperative -USDA

Cooperatives are businesses owned and controlled by the people who use them.

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What Is a Cooperative – United Coop

Co-operatives are autonomous associations formed and democratically directed by people. 

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What is a Coop - Canada

In Western Canada, a co-op is created and run by a group of three or more.

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Transforming Our World

This brief is part of the Transforming our World:

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The State of Shared Equity Homeownership

Though the need is more significant than ever for sale-restricted, affordable homes

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Housing-–-UW-Madison

A housing cooperative can be a high-rise apartment building,

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Cooperative Living.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-17

Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-16

Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-15

protecting and restoring land resources.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-14

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-11

Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-10

Reducing inequality within and among countries.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-7

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-6

Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-4

Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-3

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages.

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Why Cooperatives are Organized

Cooperatives are businesses owned and controlled by the people who use them.

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Cooperative Contributions - SDG-2

Ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.

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Being a Board Member in a Cooperative Business

Cooperative businesses are governed and run by boards of directors.

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