Welcome, future Save the Earthers, from around this world – become an Earth Guardian today!
Welcome to Save the Earth, the People’s Co-operative – designed by the people, for the people of this world. Our goal is to broaden our base around the globe, as we become truly international. The term co-operative doesn’t just describe how we work or how we conduct ourselves, like “collaborative” or “shared-economy” – it is a legal entity, a nationally-regulated alternative form of enterprise ownership.
Just like any other business, the governance and ownership rights are all outlined extensively in the organisational documents and we are managed by an elected Board of Directors and Management team. The key difference is in how we are controlled, when compared to any standard organisation. In a typical corporation majority control goes to whoever or whatever owns the majority of voting stock (the shares); in a Co-operative, majority control is in in the hands of the Patron-Member owners, like you and me, on the basis of one member, one vote.
Co-operative ownership can take many forms. To give the Save the Earth Co-operative the very best chance to grow and be able to influence the marketplace, we have been structured as a “Platform Co-operative”, specifically a multi-stakeholder Limited Co-operative Association, or Ltd. Co-operative. This structure allows for multiple classes of members working together balancing the well-being of each individual member, class, and the organisation as a whole.