We are happy to introduce you to PowerUp Purchasing Cooperative, a member-owned enterprise that enables nonprofits to pool their purchasing power to shrink their bills and expand their missions!
What a year. Despite the substantial turmoil facing our community in 2021, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished this year at Cleveland Owns to build a more democratic economy in our city – and that we’ve had fun doing it :) Here are some highlights.
We had a blast celebrating community decision making with our neighbors at Participatory Budgeting (PB) In Action last weekend!
We celebrated our third annual event with friends and co-conspirators at Luke Easter Park Saturday, Oct 16th
You're invited to join Cleveland Owns for our cooperative scavenger hunt and annual event Saturday, October 16th at Luke Easter Park on MLK and Kinsman!
This week Cleveland Owns and our partners Greater Cleveland Congregation and CPA took a big step towards founding a purchasing cooperative for houses of worship and other nonprofits when we completed a group purchase of electricity!
We're proud to be part of a coalition of awesome grassroots groups calling for participatory budgeting in Cleveland.
Last week we joined our allies at the Energy Democracy Project, a national formation of grassroots energy democracy groups, to present our ideas for federal policy related to energy democracy to Senator Merkley of Oregon and other members of Congress at a briefing.
It was a pleasure to spend the weekend with some 50 local activists as we explored the principles and practice of energy democracy at the Energy Democracy Summit in Northeast Ohio!
Our ED Jonathan is joining some stellar Cleveland leaders, including Sam from The BC, to discuss how community ownership of solar promotes environmental justice.
A new video out this week highlights our partnership with Legal Aid.
We must build a digital commons owned by Clevelanders that ensures high-speed free access to wireless internet as a 21st century human right for everyone, everywhere in the city, all the time.