Be The Change Program began as the Community Change Program, 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, for you, adults, and a wide variety of services to the Georgia community.
Since 2005 the program has expanded to provide round up dollars at the register, 1% of our sales one day per month, a three day development seminar, and featured interviews on our Co-op 101 radio show, 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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Co-op 101 radio shows are 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, 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 is 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 airs Mondays at 4:30-5:00pm and archives may be found at sevananda.coop. The program features 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 educate about co-operative principles, spirit and values, and the vast cooperative movement that exists today.
This program exists to raise awareness of these organizations so that we can connect to each other, gain collective strength, and empower the communities they serve worldwide.
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 will also feature health and wellness, green living, co-op education, products and services that Sevananda offers, class schedules, community partners and more! The program is hosted by Ahzjah Netjer Simons, Founder of Conscious Living OmniMedia Group and Marketing Manager for Sevananda Natural Foods Market.
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