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Join Us September 10-13 in Monterey, CA for ComCap17

Join Us September 10-13 in Monterey, CA for ComCap17

The Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) is proud to be a sponsor of ComCap17, a national conference on community capital being held in Monterey, CA, September 10-13, 2017. Leaders and changemakers in the community capital movement will come together in Monterey to discuss and share knowledge, tools, and strategies... Continue Reading

Can Community Capital Finance the Next Generation of Farmers?

Can Community Capital Finance the Next Generation of Farmers?

By Christina Oatfield, Policy Director // After the 2008 economic recession, banks were more conservative about lending and the general public was more aware of the flaws in our financial institutions and related regulations. Since then, small businesses, start-ups, nonprofits, investors, and ordinary folks with modest savings have shown growing... Continue Reading

We've Found You a New Hobby!

We've Found You a New Hobby!

Even if you have plenty of hobbies, you might want to consider adding this one: Making policy. Our studies show that spending even a few hours per month shaping local or state policy can significantly improve the health and happiness of your local community. Sustainable Economies Law Center has a... Continue Reading

Why the #DefundDAPL movement is about more than divesting from Wall Street

Why the #DefundDAPL movement is about more than divesting from Wall Street

By Chris Tittle, Director of Organizational Resilience // At a recent Oakland City Council meeting, Wilson Riles, a community leader and former City Councilmember, reminded us why Wall Street is so-called: it actually had a wall built around it in the 17th century to keep out Native tribes displaced by... Continue Reading

Make Soil, Make Laws: How the California Community Compost Coalition is shaping compost policy

Make Soil, Make Laws: How the California Community Compost Coalition is shaping compost policy

By Sue Bennett, Sustainable Economies Law Center staff member // Last year, the Sustainable Economies Law Center brought together a group of five community composters from around California in a monthly phone call, creating a small, but powerful, California Community Compost Coalition. These amazing individuals are transforming the ways their... Continue Reading

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