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Stranger things...

Stranger things...

Three years ago we set out to make it possible for communities to own their energy. And boy did we run into some strange things along the way! Before introducing those peculiarities, first some background: If people could own their energy, they’d be more secure - both financially and infrastructurally.... Continue Reading

CA Farmer Equity Act Signed Into Law

CA Farmer Equity Act Signed Into Law

Sacramento, California – Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would require California officials to focus on and address the challenges facing farmers of color in the state by making access to state and federal resources more equitable. This comes at a critical moment as the current generation of farmers... Continue Reading

Transforming Nonprofits: A movement is growing! Event Tomorrow!

Transforming Nonprofits: A movement is growing! Event Tomorrow!

If we don’t want our organizations and movements to replicate the oppressive power dynamics of the dominant culture, let’s design for the power relations we do want. This week, we are incredibly excited to host nearly 40 people from 17 social justice organizations from across the country for the three-day... Continue Reading

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

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