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Environmental sustainability and co-ops

Environmental sustainability and co-ops

Environmental sustainability is part of being a values-based social enterprise.

The Seventh International Co-operative Principle – Concern for Community – includes environmental stewardship, and Canada’s housing co-ops have long demonstrated a deep concern for environmental sustainability.

CHF Canada member co-ops have passed four member resolutions related to the environment including a resolution passed in 2019 endorsing efforts of governments that have declared a climate emergency.

By prioritizing greener housing co-ops, we reduce our costs, risks, and ecological footprint while creating healthier communities for our members, staff and neighbours.

CHF Canada helps member housing co-ops to be more environmentally friendly in several ways:

For more information, contact Ofelia Guanlao at 1-800-268-2537 or oguanlao@chfcanada.coop.