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SELC makes laws! You make laws! We all make laws!

SELC makes laws! You make laws! We all make laws!

democracy |diˈmäkrəsē| noun - “A system of government in which all the people of a state ... are involved in making decisions about its affairs” (Oxford English Dictionary).  What if every one of us got involved in making decisions about our affairs by writing and passing ONE law? At SELC, we’re realizing... Continue Reading

Janelle Orsi is Rachel Network's First Fellow!

Janelle Orsi is Rachel Network's First Fellow!

Rachel's Network, a non-profit committed to advancing women with solutions to our biggest environmental challenges, has chosen SELC Executive Director, Janelle Orsi, has their first fellow!  “More and more people are seeing that happiness comes not through owning things, but through having access to the things that foster rich experiences with their... Continue Reading

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