International Year of Coops home page

In celebration of the UN's decision to make 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives, the International Cooperatives Association commissioned GreenNet and Wave to build and design a special site for the year. In the spirit of cooperation the site draws together content for republishing from stories.coop and thenews.coop.

We integrated the ICA's CiviCRM database of Member Coops so that the directory is fully searchable on the public site. There are blogs, competitions and a fantastic calendar which maps events from around the world and invites members to add their own new ones.

And in the interests of conservation, when it's all over at the end of 2012 I CA will re-purpose the site and use it as their permanent new home.

Web projects with Drupal

GreenNet’s current CMS of choice is Drupal. It is an open source system for developing websites and publishing content to them. A Drupal website has at its heart a database of the site’s content (articles, reports, profiles, events etc..). The system serves content from the database to the right pages of the site in the appropriate style, as they are called for by site users. Site authors can add, modify and manage their content in that database using simple private online forms.

The advantage of this system for GreenNet members is that their sites can be updated by anyone who has authorised access from any internet connected computer. All they need is an ordinary web browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Once they have mastered the simple art of filling in the Drupal forms, resources and...