The ‘People’s Cooperative’ Save The Earth looks to support ethical, eco-friendly local business initiatives
We’re constantly hearing about the damage our industrial activities and general consumer lifestyles have on the one resource we really can’t replace – the earth itself. So why aren’t we hearing just as much about the alternative practices we can employ to help balance out the books and restore and protect the planet?
The People’s Co-operative (also known as Save The Earth) has launched with a single vision and goal in mind; to help save the earth through the creation and support of enterprise and initiatives that not only reward communities globally but is also inherently ethical, sustainable and ecologically friendly.
Brainchild of Emlyn Mousley, the initiative is designed to financially support through ethical investment, a range of sustainable business models which will ultimately benefit communities – putting people before profit and choosing a kinder, less harmful and more eco-friendly way forward. Businesses such as perma-culture, food forests, organic breweries, green schools, ‘pay as you feel’ cafes and artisan products are just a small example of the projects ‘Save The Earth’ are looking to support.
Emlyn Mousley commented, “Save the Earth Co-Operative is all about supporting the earth’s caretakers in setting up local craft shops, real ale organic breweries, patchwork farms, organic bakeries, help the homeless initiatives, eco-villages, aquaponics systems, planting herb gardens in derelict plots of land – the list is endless! If there’s a better way of doing things that benefits both people and the planet, Save The Earth wants to help turn it from an idea into a reality.”
To help empower people to make ecologically minded, ethical changes to the way the world works, Save The Earth are running a crowdfunder campaign at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-earth-the-peoples-cooperative. Seeking to raise £4500, the not-for-profit foundation aims to use the funds raised to seed initial support for key ethical and green initiatives both in the UK and abroad.
For further information or to find out more on how you can get involved, visit the official website at https://savetheearth.coop.