My name is Vivek George. I'm passionate about the environment and finding a way for humanity to shop sustainably. While I don't know every step required, I'm certain if we can assemble a driven, determined group, together we can solve this problem.
As the catalyst for this meeting and to provide more clarity on why I'm calling for this gathering, below I've detailed four interconnected principles to rally around:
1. Make it easy for consumers to buy every day, high-quality household goods that are made of the most sustainable materials and in an environmentally conscious way.
2. To become a top retailer of such products.
3. To create a workplace for long-term employment where each member-owner can do their best life's work.
4. Be considerate corporate citizens.
(these ideas are merely a starting place for us as a group to determine an agreed-upon mission)
While these four points may seem simple, if they can be accomplished, we will play a key role in preserving a healthy environment for our future, decreasing our impact on nature, inspiring others to start democratically run businesses, and much more.
If this general vision resonates, amazing! Please come out on January 26th to be part of refining this mission further and defining some of the initial pieces of this new business.
While I'm very serious about creating this new company, at the center of the CO-OP movement is "cooperation." Alone we may not be able to build the future we desire, but together the only thing limiting us is the courage to dream big. Humanity has shown this ability countless times. So as new friends let's come together and do it again!
PS. Please spread the word!
Special thanks to the current team - Adam, Anna, Erika and Ula.