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2016 Solidarity Fund Recipients

2016 Solidarity Fund Recipients

Cooperative economies aren't created in a vacuum, nor do they take root without the participation of broader community involvement. Every year during the month of May, we ask our friends, families, and allies to become monthly contributing members of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and support the cultivation of the... Continue Reading

Calling all fans of local seed in California!

The California Seed Exchange Democracy Act will be up for a vote in the State Senate Agriculture Committee on June 21. We need your help to pass this bill to legalize seed sharing! Continue Reading

Energy transition is inevitable, #PeoplePower is not.

Energy transition is inevitable, #PeoplePower is not.

There's not a day to waste. As we approach the summer of 2016, the pace of climate change and the shrinking window to halt it is alarming. But at the same time, the tireless work of defiantly hopeful activists and community members like you has also meant that we are... Continue Reading

Forming a Worker Coop: LLC or Cooperative Corporation?

Forming a Worker Coop: LLC or Cooperative Corporation?

By Sara Stephens, SELC Housing and Cooperatives Attorney We want to create a worker cooperative…what legal entity should we form? This is probably the most common question I hear at our Resilient Communities Legal Cafes. Lots of entrepreneurs come to us wanting to form a worker-owned business, but they are unsure what... Continue Reading

How can people-powered solutions build community wealth?

How can people-powered solutions build community wealth?

We launched our #PeoplePoweredEconomies campaign exactly two weeks ago and the response has been incredible: $19,365 raised and our community of members has grown to over 150 people! This is what a people-powered economy looks like - resourcing our movements from the bottom up. Thank you to everyone who has... Continue Reading