Mission & Vision

Co-operate WNC harnesses the power of cooperation at a regional scale to meet human needs and address our most pressing ecological and social challenges. 


We use collaborative economic tools such as community-owned credit unions, savings pools, and timebanking to support the development of a network of community hubs into a coherent regional Permaculture.


These physical community centers are resourced and linked together by Co-operate WNC's mutual aid network, but designed, owned, and operated by the people in each area they serve.


Where many other efforts towards sustainability are falling short, the ancient strategy of mutual aid offers an effective response to the root causes of domination mentality and ecological overshoot.


As Co-operate WNC empowers its members to meet basic needs by working together, the resulting cultural and economic glue creates political topsoil for regrowing our democracy as a pluralistic commonwealth. Our successes serve as a training ground for similar initiatives in other regions.

Mutual Aid Principles