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Seed Campaign Updates

Seed Campaign Updates

Last year, we found out that over 300 nonprofit seed libraries were at risk of being shut down due to misapplication of seed laws by several state departments of agriculture. In partnership with Shareable and Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, and with the help of the Clif Bar Family Foundation and Seed Matters, we launched a national... Continue Reading

SELC on CBS Bay Area

SELC on CBS Bay Area

On Sunday, January 25th, the Sustainable Economies Law Center's Janelle Orsi and Ricardo Nuñez were interviewed by CBS' Bay Area Focus! They spoke about the work SELC does and why legal resources are needed in every community to support the creation of cooperatives, renewable energy, shared housing, shared transportation, and more! Watch... Continue Reading

SELC Celebrates Victories and Launches Seed Library Campaign

Originally posted on Shareable.com on November 21, 2014 By Cat Johnson On Tuesday, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) hosted its annual Fall Celebration and Showcase. Now in its fifth year, SELC is a driving force for the new economy, doing pioneering work around worker cooperatives, home-based food businesses, alternative currencies, legal guides for sharing, legal... Continue Reading

Toward a True Sharing Economy

Toward a True Sharing Economy

Commentary on Juliet Schor's "Debating the Sharing Economy", by Chris Tittle  Chris's Commentary, and Juliet Schor's full article "Debating the Sharing Economy," first published at Great Transition Initiative. Juliet Schor offers us one of the most lucid, insightful, and well-researched analyses of the so-called "sharing economy," examining the self-proclaimed social... Continue Reading

Gov. Brown Signs Neighborhood Food Act

Gov. Brown Signs Neighborhood Food Act

September 26, 2014 Today Governor Jerry Brown signed SELC's Neighborhood Food Act, AB 2561, and several other bills seeking to promote local and sustainable food systems in California. AB 2561 guarantees tenants’ and members of homeowner’s associations’ rights to grow food for personal consumption by voiding contrary language in lease... Continue Reading