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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

Governor Brown Signs Cooperative Housing Bill!

Governor Brown Signs Cooperative Housing Bill!

Over the weekend the Governor signed another bill that SELC helped create! This bill, AB 569, will facilitate cooperative housing development in California, especially the creation of Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives (LEHCs). LEHCs provide residents with a unique form of equity stake in their home that restricts the resale value... Continue Reading

Upcoming Fall Events!

Upcoming Fall Events!

On Sunday, September 21st, over 300,000 people from across the globe gathered in the streets of New York to demand action on climate change. Here in the Bay Area, we're co-creating a solutions-based movement to transform our economies - read on for all the ways to get involved in the... Continue Reading