Arcoop’s Principles

  1. Co-Ownership – We believe in including allstakeholders in our cooperative’s success. Anyone can become a member, and eventually co-own, vote and receive dividends.
  2. Co-Creation – By working together we demonstrate how we are more than the sum of our parts. Through shared memory and meaning we begin to understand the ‘why’ of our existence.
  3. Access to Commons- We believe that sharing resources is essential to the practice of community. Pooling material and immaterial resources strengthens the ability to leverage ideas.
  4. Environmental Accountability – Underneath all that we do is a deep reverence for our planet and ecosystems. It is imperative to understand and protect our natural world.
  5. Civic Responsibility – Political action and community organizing are fundamental practices that need to be understood and endorsed. Our work doesn’t end with Convergence , it begins.
  6. Urgency – Revolutionary ideas need a platform to be expressed, demonstrated, and refined. We need to understand the essence of human behavior and leverage that energy to manifest change.
  7. Show Don’t Tell – The mantra of the work at Arcosanti. Everyone has ideas- we care about implementations and results.