Wellesley College Sustainability Co-op
Members of Wellesley’s Sustainability Co-op, as active advocates of sustainable change, work to provide, grow, and cook food for ourselves in a sustainable conscious manner, educate the community on issues of the environment and sustainability, contribute to and strengthen sustainable action and understanding within our own college community and the broader local and global communities, and to be mindful and commit in our daily lives to measures that conserve all our resources. To that end, we present The Scoop Blog, where we will post ideas and inspirations, successfully sustainable meals, and issues that cause us to rethink and redefine sustainability. Ultimately, we hope to present the nuances and complications of living more sustainably, and that doing so brings not only delicious food, but also community.
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What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement? | Blog | BillMoyers.com →

In Boston, black and Latino workers came together recently to launch CERO — Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organics. These workers, who were already involved in informal scrap metal collection and a vegetable oil processing microenterprise, were brought together by two community groups — Boston Workers Alliance and Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. After completing a co-op academy, the workers developed their own plan for a recycling services company serving the businesses in their own neighborhoods. They are currently raising start-up funds and exploring strategies for developing an eco-energy park in Boston based on processing organic waste into energy and fertilizer.

So, as we struggle to build a New Economy, let us remember history and its lessons:

  1. Any progressive movement must build multi-racial and multi-class alliances in order to achieve its goals.
  2. Racial justice must be core to the analysis of the “old” economy and strategies for economic transformation. The Right to the City Alliance is just one of the formations rooted in communities of color that is beginning to articulate such an analysis.
  3. We need to support and ally with the leadership and initiatives for economic transformation already underway in communities of color. They may not explicitly embrace the New Economy label, and they may not take on some of the more conventional forms. But they are there, and they need to be acknowledged and supported.
  4. Movement leadership needs to actively diversify their institutions and share power and resources.

If our New Economy is based on solidarity between the discontented and the dispossessed, then it will be multi-hued, and we might just give ourselves the chance to achieve justice, sustainability and democracy.

Tomorrow is BUNDAY MONDAY - take a break, eat some food, and pet a bunny!
 
Come to the Sustainability Cooperative for a Bunny Benefit Brunch to raise money for our bunny, Bundog, and for the animal shelter in Boston (MSPCA).  It’s a bun-draiser!
<3 We’re excited to cook a scrumptious brunch for you <3Where: SCoop (Simpson West)When: Monday, May 12, 10:30-noonPrice: $3-10 (pay what you can, donate what you want!)Menu:Pancakes (buckwheat, gluten free)French Toasthomemade maple syrupfruit & granola parfaits bagels
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Tomorrow is BUNDAY MONDAY - take a break, eat some food, and pet a bunny!
 

Come to the Sustainability Cooperative for a Bunny Benefit Brunch to raise money for our bunny, Bundog, and for the animal shelter in Boston (MSPCA).  It’s a bun-draiser!

<3 We’re excited to cook a scrumptious brunch for you <3

Where: SCoop (Simpson West)
When: Monday, May 12, 10:30-noon
Price: $3-10 (pay what you can, donate what you want!)

Menu:
Pancakes (buckwheat, gluten free)
French Toast
homemade maple syrup
fruit & granola parfaits 
bagels

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Ugly Is Hard To Kill
Today, Jessica reminds us that it is also Cinco de Mayo in France.

ilovecharts:

Ugly Is Hard To Kill

Today, Jessica reminds us that it is also Cinco de Mayo in France.

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CALLING SCOOP ALUMS

DO YOU OWN/KNOW WHO OWNS THESE?

Totally cool if these become coop-owned soon, but we need to know because its Work Day and we are cleaning out the closet! Message us here or at susop.Wellesley@gmail.com


Oh wow, I fell behind on this one!  Earlier this month SCoopie Kily Wong hosted a dumpling making workshop and party, and it was a wild success!  They made veggie dumplings, steamed red bean buns, and scallion pancakes.  EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AND MAGICAL.

(Also check out the fab color coordination that all these fashionable and beautiful scoopie friends are working)

Earth Day co-founder killed and composted girlfriend →

Remember, this Earth Day…

Is this real?


Come hear Professor Julie Matthaei speak about her research on the Solidarity Economy, followed by discussion and Q&amp;A on the recent debates on the topic of raising the minimum wage. Lunch will be served!

This is lunchtime on the day of the Coop Panel! Go to this talk and get some lunch, and then come ask all us coops questions about capitalism too!
Facebook event for the Solidarity Economy Talk @ 12:30
Facebook event for the Coop Panel @ 7pm

Come hear Professor Julie Matthaei speak about her research on the Solidarity Economy, followed by discussion and Q&A on the recent debates on the topic of raising the minimum wage. Lunch will be served!

This is lunchtime on the day of the Coop Panel! Go to this talk and get some lunch, and then come ask all us coops questions about capitalism too!

Facebook event for the Solidarity Economy Talk @ 12:30

Facebook event for the Coop Panel @ 7pm

Storytelling | WZLY News →

Check out more Wellesley Stories on the new WZLY News blog! 

A romantic SCoop Spring Brunch.  

Photo by new scoopie Jamie Yang &#8216;17

A romantic SCoop Spring Brunch.  

Photo by new scoopie Jamie Yang ‘17


Check out our spam series for our Co-op Panel next week!

EVERYONE IN THE BOSTON AREA, YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME!

"What’s the difference between a worker’s coop and a housing coop?"
"Sounds like modern day communism."
"Do I have to be a vegetarian?"
"If I join a coop, how can I subvert capitalist and patriarchal power?"

These are all things you can ask us at the Co-op Panel. Join us for an intimate evening where we bring together members of housing cooperatives from Wellesley and Boston to tell stories and discuss why we live cooperatively. 


Anderson Forum 7pm
Wednesday April 23rd

Bring a mug for fancy tea. 


Ask us more questions here, on our Facebook event, or on Twitter @WellesleySCoop


~~~~~~Featuring~~~~~~
Moderator: Professor Julie Matthaei, Economics Department 
Member of Cornerstone Cohousing

Panelists
Kayla Northrop ‘14 - Instead Feminist Coop
Kennedy Stomps ‘15 - The Scoop: Wellesley’s Sustainability Co-op
Rebecca Leung ‘13 - Big Top Coop and SCoop alum
Gabe Baldwin - Sunrise Cooperative in Jamaica Plain