Be The Change

Our “Be The Change Program” began as the “Community Change Program”, and was started by Sevananda in 1997 in order to make contributions to locally based non-profit organizations. Twelve partners are chosen annually and represent arts, education, health, environment, and a wide variety of social services to the Georgia community.
Since 2005 the program has expanded to provide rounded up dollars at the register, as well as marketing and tabling opportunities in-store and collaborative cross marketing opportunities in the community. Since its inception the program has provided resources for 150 organizations and raised thousands of dollars to support the nurturing of non-profits and the general community.

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Coop Central Radio

Co-op 101 radio shows were a partnership between Members of The Atlanta Co-op Round Table, Sevananda Natural Foods Market, WRFG 89.3 FM Community Radio and Conscious Living OmniMedia Group, and was created to serve as an educational and promotional tool to raise awareness about co-operatives and Sevananda’s organizational mission of empowering the community to improve its health and well-being.

The purpose of Co-op Central was to provide a resource for the community and to showcase organizations that live and embody the Co-operative Living Model, its collective mission, values and the culture. From Banks to bicycle repair shops, Co-Ops promote a business structure that creates a unique way of life that encourages and nurtures community, shared wealth, and integrity. Co-ops live to provide lucrative and progressive alternatives to their respective communities.

Co-op 101 Radio on WRFG 89.3 FM previously aired on Mondays at 4:30-5:00pm, however at this time it has been discontinued. Archives may be found at or the Coop Central Radio link above Ahzjah’s photo. The program featured local, regional, and global co-operatives as well as other businesses utilizing the co-operative model and co-operative principles in their daily business practices. We educated listeners about co-operative principles, spirit and values, and the vast cooperative movement that exists today.

This program existed to raise awareness of these organizations so that we can connect to each other, gain collective strength, and empower the communities they serve worldwide. We encourage people to listen to and share the information on these archived programs.

The 6th principle of the Seven Cooperative Principles is to support “cooperation among cooperatives”. Co-op Central and National Co-op Radio were created with this in mind. From The National Co-op Directory to the Annual CCMA Conference, Co-op Central is a central information source for communities nationally and worldwide, providing access to the world of Co-ops — the movement, the businesses, and the cooperative way of life.

Programming also featured health and wellness, green living, co-op education, products and services that Sevananda offers, class schedules, community partners and more! The program was hosted by Ahzjah Netjer Simons, Founder of Conscious Living OmniMedia Group and former Marketing Manager for Sevananda Natural Foods Market.

Other Community Partnership Programs

Artist Alliance (Crafts, Art, Jewelry, Music)
Buy Local
Eco Partners
Health & Wellness Fairs
Exhibiting and Speakers for your event
Contribution, donations and sponsorships for your event

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