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Building Resilient Communities: Summer 2014 Newsletter

Building Resilient Communities: Summer 2014 Newsletter

The Sustainable Economies Law Center has been hard at work this summer, and there's more coming! It's time to let the entire SELC community in on what we've been working on and the exciting projects, resources, and events we're planning. All the photos below are links to their relevant pages... Continue Reading

Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank in the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. There are seed laws in every state that regulate the sale and transport... Continue Reading

The Lawyer's Apprentice in the NY Times

The Lawyer's Apprentice in the NY Times

SELC's efforts to promote legal apprenticeships were written about in the New York Times!  "When Chris Tittle meets new people and the topic turns to his work, he sometimes fishes in his pockets and produces a business card that reads “Abraham Lincoln.” Below the 16th president’s name in smaller type the... Continue Reading

Gov. Brown Approves CA Alternative Currencies Act

Gov. Brown Approves CA Alternative Currencies Act

On June 28th, California took a significant step toward further legitimizing the creation and circulation of community currencies and other innovative means of exchange. Signed into law by Gov. Brown, the California Alternative Currencies Act (AB 129) repeals the outdated and vague Section 107 of the California Corporations Code, thus... Continue Reading

SELC Co-Founder Named 2014 Ashoka Fellow

SELC Co-Founder Named 2014 Ashoka Fellow

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is proud to announce that our co-founder and Executive Director, Janelle Orsi, has just been named a 2014 Ashoka Fellow! Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who are recognized for their innovative solutions to social problems, and their potential to change patterns across society. According... Continue Reading