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Thursday, June 3, 2021 [14] Horta Inteligente: Environmental Care & Awareness in Favelas

Horta Inteligente (Intelligent Garden) promotes environmental education to children in the oldest favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a volunteer-run... In this episode I speak with project partner and environmental engineer Lorena Portela about the history of favelas and their current state, how found...

Thursday, May 20, 2021 [13] Green Mountain Spinnery x Flat Iron Cooperatives: Longstanding Natural Fiber Yarn Mill and New Coffee Shop

Green Mountain Spinnery is a 40 year old cooperative based in rural Vermont. They mill high quality yarns made in the U.S., support regional sheep far... In this episode I speak with worker-owner Larisa Demos about the inspiration behind Green Mountain Spinnery and Flat Iron’s development. Initially thi...

Thursday, May 6, 2021 [12] Uzupis: Sovereign Republic in Lithuania

Uzupis is a sovereign republic located in the Lithuanian capital of Vilinus. Depicted much like a utopia, they have their own flag, army, currency, ca... In this episode I speak with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomas Chepaitis about the history of Uzupis, reactions they received from the Lithuanian ...

Thursday, April 29, 2021 [11] Valley Alliance of Worker-Coops: Regional Worker-Coop Network

The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops is a secondary cooperative, meaning they are a cooperative made up of member co-ops. Their members are apart of a... In this episode I speak with executive director Adam Trott about the benefits of strong cooperative alliances, resources needed for worker-coops to be...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 [10] Oxbow Design Build: Design and Construction Cooperative

Oxbow Design Build is a recently converted worker-owned design and construction cooperative in Easthampton, Massachusetts. They practice holistic desi... Member-owner and project manager Carl Woodruff speaks with me about their transition to a worker cooperative, what it means to be a holistic design/bu...

Thursday, April 1, 2021 [09] Altrapo Lab: Ethical Fashion Cooperative

Altrapo Lab is a cooperative in Madrid, Spain dedicated to training and raising awareness about the impacts of the fashion industry and the promotion ... Worker-owner and co-founder Zaloa Basaldua speaks with me about how Altrapo Lab is shifting the narrative from fashion consumption to reconstruction. ...

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