October 12, 2014

Worcester SAGE Alliance held a successful
NEW ECONOMY WEEK EVENT on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
at Stone Soup, 4 King Street, Worcester, MA 01610

Community Groups Highlight City’s Growing New Economy

  • FOOD
  • PRODUCTS from local Cooperatives!
508-343-0035  ~

On Wednesday, October 15, Worcester residents will have a chance to check out the growth of new economy coalitions and alliances in Worcester. The Solidarity and Green Economy Alliance (SAGE) is hosting a co-op product fair and press conference to highlight products and services offered by our own homegrown cooperatives and coalitions and to announce the SAGE Alliance’s Anchor Institution campaign. The event will include samples and demonstrations from several Worcester co-op startups. Representatives from SAGE Alliance member groups will be on hand to discuss the importance of building new economic models as a component of building a just, fair and prosperous community.

The Co-Op Product Fair and Celebration takes place Wednesday, October 15 from 5pm to 6 p.m. at Stone Soup, 4 King St., Worcester. It is part of New Economy Week, a national event that shines a spotlight on the work being done across the country toward bringing forth a new economy. In Worcester, those efforts are taking shape in youth-led co-op businesses, such as Drop It Like It’s Hot Sauce Co-op, Toxic Soil Busters Co-op, Future Focus Media Co-op and Green dRIve (based in RI). In just a few years, the availability of co-op products in Worcester has grown from credit unions and organic produce to encompass a wide range of products. Today, you can get a website or video created, buy delicious hot sauce, get a ride from a bike taxi, build a giant sword, print your t-shirts with union bugs on them, make your yard into a permaculture oasis, buy honey, and eat local veggies in the winter, all created, produced or provided by co-operative businesses.

New Economy Week also provides a platform to explore important questions about what it takes to establish and nourish a more just and fair new economy. To that end, SAGE will announce a campaign to engage youth, anchor institutions and the community at large in exploring various models of co-operative and economic coalition building.

Join us on Wednesday, October 15 at 5 p.m. at Stone Soup, 4 King St. for music, fun, information and tasty samples of the growing new economy in Worcester.

Open to the public.

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