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    Solidarity Economy in Practice:Solidarity Economy in Practice:

    PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia

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    Conservation Land Trusts

    Natural Lands TrustNatural Lands Trust

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    Willistown Conservation TrustWillistown Conservation Trust Wissahickon Watershed ConservancyWissahickon Watershed Conservancy

    natlands.orgnatlands.org

    Lower Merion Conservancy, circa 1970Lower Merion Conservancy, circa 1970

    wvwa.orgwvwa.org

    lmconservancy.orglmconservancy.org

    wctrust.orgwctrust.org

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    Community Gardens

    pps.orgpps.org

    srpcg.orgsrpcg.org

    Before

    and after

    pps.orgpps.org

    3.bp.blogspot.com3.bp.blogspot.com

    http://www.millcreekurbanfarm.org/http://www.millcreekurbanfarm.org/

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    Worker Cooperatives

    Wooden Shoe Books and Records

    Firehouse Bicycles

    The Pedal Co-Op

    woodenshoebooks.comwoodenshoebooks.com

    firehousebicycles.comfirehousebicycles.com

    pedalcoop.orgpedalcoop.org

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    Food CooperativesWeavers Way

    Weavers Way Co-op Farm

    In the language of the local foodmovement, were eaters, not

    passive consumers.

    Weavers Way also runs WeaversWay Community Programs to

    educate children aboutenvironmentalism, sustainability,

    and running an enterprise

    philly.codecraftersinc.comphilly.codecraftersinc.com

    weaversway.coopweaversway.coop

    weaversway.coopweaversway.coop

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    Artists Cooperatives

    Little Berlin

    theartblog.orgtheartblog.org kenbmiller.comkenbmiller.com

    Highwire Gallery

    Nexus Art Gallery

    nexusphiladelphia.orgnexusphiladelphia.org

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    Daycare/Educational Cooperatives

    The CooperativeNursery School

    Parents and teachers work

    together, share knowledge,

    and make decisions that allow

    children to thrive.

    cooperativenurseryschool.orgcooperativenurseryschool.org

    cooperativenurseryschool.orgcooperativenurseryschool.org

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    Social Enterprises

    Chairman Sandy Wiggins

    speaks at annual TED

    conference

    -build sustainable enterprise-help protect the environment-Increase social equity

    is a commercial bank dedicated todeveloping the green economy by providingfinancial services associated with the triple

    bottom line. Their services:

    e3bank.come3bank.com

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    Community Supported Agriculture

    www.cityfarmer.infowww.cityfarmer.info

    Greensgrow FarmsGreensgrow FarmsRural farms

    Metrofarming.blogspot.comMetrofarming.blogspot.com

    Pennypack FarmPennypack Farm

    and urban farmsCharlestown Cooperative FarmCharlestown Cooperative FarmCharlestowncooperativefarm.orgCharlestowncooperativefarm.org

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    Community CurrenciesDowntown Dollars

    The Ardmore Initiativeestablished Downtown

    Dollars as result offrustration with lack ofeconomic stimulus. In

    first month, sold $15,000

    worth ofD

    ollars

    Allows Ardmoreresidents to purchase

    $200 of communitycurrency at half price(e.g. 20 DDs for $10) to

    use participatingbusinesses.

    allaboutardmore.comallaboutardmore.com

    allaboutardmore.comallaboutardmore.com

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    Self-Help Programs

    S.H.A.R.E. Food

    distributes bags ofgroceries (~$35-45)to those in need in

    exchange for twohours of communityservice

    sharefoodprogram.orgsharefoodprogram.org

    sharefoodprogram.orgsharefoodprogram.org

    Its about food, but its also about

    transforming how people see and think

    about one another.

    - Steveanna Wynn, Executive Director

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    Fair Trade/Ethical Purchasing

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    One day all artisans in the

    developing countries will earn afair wage, be a with dignity and

    respect and be able to live a life

    of quality.

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    A shoulder bag, and a workerfrom Guatemalan cooperative

    Ruth & Naomi, whose artists

    made the bag. Ruth & Naomi

    emerged from the solidarity

    ofGuatemalan women during

    the countrys civil war.tenthousandvillages.comtenthousandvillages.com

    Sells goods producedethically and sustainably

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    Consumer Cooperatives

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    The Energy Cooperativeis ownedand controlled by its 1000+members.

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    Uses group buying power tonegotiate lower prices fromlocal oil companies

    Provides electricity from local

    and renewable sources

    Active members participate inimportant decisions (one vote per

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    Housing Cooperatives

    Bryn Gweled

    Camphill Soltane

    The Simple Way

    camphillsoltane.orgcamphillsoltane.org

    thesimpleway.orgthesimpleway.orgbryngweled.orgbryngweled.org

    Altair Cohousing

    Altaircohousing.orgAltaircohousing.org

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    Settlement HousesUnited Communities

    Southeast Philadelphia

    Promotes the educational and

    economic advancement ofindividuals and families within

    its host neighborhoods.

    citypaper.comcitypaper.com

    Dates back to 1847

    Initially established to helpnew immigrants adjust tourban life

    Established when threesettlement houses merged;

    now operates two facilities inSE Philadelphia

    Currently associated withUnited Way CDC

    Programs include

    Homeowner education

    Youth employment

    ESL classes

    Community development

    Neighborhood AdvisoryCommittee

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    Eco-VillagesGreen VillagePhiladelphia

    Three GrovesEco-Village

    Founded by coalition of localbusiness, community, and

    environmental leadersHopes to serve as a catalyst forcomprehensive neighborhoodrevitalizationThough still in development, hostsneighborhood green workshops

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    Both an eco-village and a co-housing community

    Members will take part incommunity dinners several timesper week in Common HousePlans to be a learning communityand an educational resource forlocal individuals and families

    threegrovesecovillage.orgthreegrovesecovillage.org

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    Community Financingis a public

    foundation that distributes money and other

    financial and technical resources to groups that

    promote social justice. Specific grants include

    -Racial &Economic Justice Fund

    -Media Justice Fund

    -Phoebus Criminal Justice Fund

    breadrosesfund.orgbreadrosesfund.org

    Members ofBread and

    Roses meet with a 2009

    grantee.

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    Womens

    Opportunities

    Resource Center

    Gender/Minority FinancingPromotes economic self-sufficiency

    to disadvantaged women byproviding entrepreneurial training,

    business assistance, incentivesavings programs, and access to

    financial resources.

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    Mary Ann andPam

    Nelson used the

    Women and Company

    Micro-Enterprise Boost

    Program to found Farm

    Fresh Express

    Shasia Willis attended

    the Smart Start training

    program, and went on

    to establish her own

    childcare program.

    Lisa Bishop, thanks to

    an Economic

    Opportunities Fund,

    was able to start Voice

    of VictoryPublishing

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