Co-op Fortnight ideas

Co-operation is part of the fabric of member-owned business, so your Co-op Fortnight activity doesn’t have to involve dreaming up a new project or require a huge amount of effort.

The campaign theme is loose enough to complement your business, no matter what sector or size. It must involve people working together and co-operating – which happens every day in co-ops.  To help inspire you we’ve grouped some ideas into themes:

COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Tidy up a community space. How many bags of litter can you collect?
  • Take action to reduce plastic in your co-op and encourage customers to do the same.  What tangible difference will you make?
  • Get a team together to plant flowers, paint a community centre or decorate a public space.  Share your before and after pictures.

EDUCATION AND LEARNING

  • Hold an open day and invite customers to learn more about your co-op.
  • Arrange to go into a local school to talk to young people about co-ops.
  • Create a work of art to display in a public place to inspire others with your co-operative story.
  • Teach a skill to colleagues and customers.
  • Share your story of how co-ops provide decent work - to link to the International Day of Co-ops on 6 July

FOOD

  • Collect donations for your local food bank. Set a target for how many items you plan to collect.
  • Make a pledge to reduce food waste and encourage others to do the same.
  • Make and share food at a ‘get-together’, party or event for members, customers and communities.

Feeling inspired?  Tell us what you plan to do so we can share your story.

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