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In this issue...
PAGE 4: Nigerian Oil Cleanup Would Be the World's Largest
PAGE 5: VICTORY! Safe Chemicals Act Headed to Senate Floor
PAGE 6: Social Investing Makes a Global Impact
PAGE 8: Green Your Halloween
PAGE 11: GBN Members in the Limelight
PAGE 12: Green America at the White House
PAGE 13: Green America to Amazon: Act on Climate Change
PAGE 14: 5 Ways Cooperatives are Creating a New Economy
PAGE 15: Cooperatives Revitalize Cities in Need
PAGE 16: They Make Housing More Affordable
PAGE 17: They Transform Local Industries
PAGE 18: They Empower Working People
PAGE 19: They Help Family Farmers Thrive
PAGE 20: 7 DIY Cooperatives at Home
PAGE 22: In Favor of Prop 37 (GMO Labeling) in California

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September/October 2012
The Sharing Solution

Break Up With Your Mega BankThere’s a new generation of cooperatives taking action on serious problems in our economy.

This issue shows you how people are
cooperating to revitalize cities, create
affordable housing, scale up organic food
and clean transportation, and more. Plus,
7 DIY cooperative models for you to try at home.

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Featured Articles:

7 DIY Cooperatives at Home
Here are our seven favorite ways to save money with cooperatives at home.
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Cooperatives Revitalize Communities in Need
Evergreen Cooperatives are lifting up neighborhoods and bringing good, green jobs to Cleveland. Read more »

Green Your Halloween
Save money and resources and build community with greener Halloween events. Read more »

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Check out previous articles from Green America
on cooperative living:

Caring for Children and Elders, Cooperatively
Save money while enlisting people you like and trust to care for your family members. Read more »

Cook One Meal, Eat for a Week
How to get a week’s worth of delicious dinnertime meals in exchange for only one night of cooking.
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Neighborhood Home-Repair Teams
Trade home improvement expertise with others while saving money and resources.
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