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Berkeley One Step Closer to Adopting Policy to Support Worker Cooperatives

Berkeley One Step Closer to Adopting Policy to Support Worker Cooperatives

BERKELEY, CA (August 6, 2018) —In a milestone moment, over a dozen Berkeley worker-owners gathered Monday to testify before Berkeley City Council members during a Small Business Subcommittee meeting. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, a champion for worker cooperative businesses, presided over the meeting. In 2016, Arreguin sponsored a City Council... Continue Reading

Resolution to support seed saving and sharing

Resolution to support seed saving and sharing

By Neal Gorenflo for Shareable  Seed saving and seed libraries are on the rise as communities deepen their commitment to healthy, delicious, local food. However, several U.S. states, including Minnesota and Pennsylvania, began applying regulation meant for commercial seed producers to small-scale, community seed libraries in 2014. Continue Reading

How the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative is pioneering a model for equitable housing

How the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative is pioneering a model for equitable housing

By Saki Bailey for Shareable Excerpt: The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative is an impressive burgeoning commons legal institution that's aimed at the decommodification of housing. It is pioneering a new legal institution for how we can own homes more equitably, collaboratively, and in such a way that they're... Continue Reading

Coalition applauds California’s low-income rooftop solar investment

By Kelsey Misbrener for Solar Power World Excerpt: Solar industry, renewable energy and environmental justice organizations and advocates applauded a decision today by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that will increase opportunities for low-income households to go solar, lower their utility bills and participate in the state’s growing clean energy economy. Following... Continue Reading

Nonprofits and Clean Energy Entrepreneurship: Shifting the Norm at CalSEED

By Victoria Paykar CalSEED has gotten its fair share of applicants looking to bring clean energy concepts to market. However, we see an important group mostly missing from this collection of entrepreneurs eager to advance their hardware or software concepts in energy efficiency, energy generation, storage, electric vehicle technologies and more: nonprofits.... Continue Reading

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