The Grange News also reports that United Nations General Assembly Resolution 64/136 proclaims 2012 to be the International Year of Cooperatives with the theme, “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World.” The Grange News has an article on the Northwest Center for Cooperative Development which helps folks in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii start co-ops.
Here’s a video that illustrates the kind of project the Northwest Center for Cooperative Development gets involved with:
A list of projects The Northwest Center For Cooperative Development has been involved in includes such things as power generation, home care, housing, grocery stores and marketing.
It’s interesting to know,
1) That such an organization exists, and 2) That the Grange has a stake in promoting cooperative ventures.
The cooperative format might work for many activities on the island including: resupply, marketing of products, health care and private ferry service, to suggest only a few examples.