Resources on Work and Sharing

Sustainable Businesses and Workplaces

True Green at Work: 100 Ways You Can Make the Environment Your Business, by Kim Mckay, Jenny Bonnin, and Tim Wallace (National Geographic)

The Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success—and How You Can Too, by Andrew W. Savitz (Jossey-Bass)

Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar & Co., by Gary Erickson (Jossey-Bass)

Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age, by Michael H. Shuman (Routledge)

Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition, by Michael H. Shuman (Berrett-Koehler)

The Ecology of Commerce, by Paul Hawken (Collins Business)

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)— (A network of sustainable businesses committed to building local economies.)

Green America's Green Business Program— (Networks, resources, and technical assistance for socially and environmentally responsible businesses.)

Green Business— (Online Community for Eco Entrepreneurs.)

The Green Workplace— (A blog for those who design, manage, or occupy green workplaces.)

Workplace Democracy and Cooperatives

Putting Democracy to Work: A Practical Guide for Starting and Managing Worker-Owned Businesses, by Frank T. Adams and Gary B. Hansen (Prima Lifestyles)

We Own It: Starting & Managing Cooperatives & Employee-Owned Ventures, by Peter Jan Honigsberg, Bernard Kamoroff & Jim Beatty (Bell Springs)

A Legal Sourcebook For California Cooperatives: Start-up & Administration, by Van P. Baldwin (Complete book available online at

In Good Company: A Guide to Cooperative Employee Ownership, published by Northcountry Cooperative Foundation, available online at

Grassroots Economic Organizing— (Organization promoting an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability.)

National Cooperative Business Association— (Develops and advances the interests of cooperative businesses.)

U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives— (Works to advance worker-owned, -managed, and -governed workplaces through cooperative education, advocacy and development.)

International Cooperative Alliance— (Uniting, representing, and serving cooperatives worldwide.)

International Cooperative Alliance Group— (Providing employee ownership, business development, and job retention services.)

Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives— (Contains a helpful list of resources on cooperatives.)

Green Worker Cooperatives— (Bronx-based organization serving as an incubator for green worker co-ops.)

University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives— (Contains many helpful resources on cooperatives.)

Shared Workspaces and Coworking

National Business Incubation Association— (Business incubators are often a good way for entrepreneurs to find shared workplace opportunities.)

Coworking— (Contains information about coworking and links to coworking groups around the country.)

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