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29 Organizations Submit a Cartoon Comment Letter to Regulators!

29 Organizations Submit a Cartoon Comment Letter to Regulators!

Yesterday, the Sustainable Economies Law Center submitted a cartoon comment-letter on behalf of 29 organizations to CalRecycle (the CA Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery). CalRecycle has drafted regulations to implement SB 1383, a law mandating reduction of methane emissions through the diversion of organic material from landfills. Community organizations spoke... Continue Reading

Berkeley Sets the Bar for Municipal Support of Worker Cooperatives

Berkeley Sets the Bar for Municipal Support of Worker Cooperatives

PRESS RELEASE BERKELEY, CA (February 27, 2019) — Last night, Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a set of recommendations provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) and a coalition of worker coop members and advocates. In doing so, Berkeley became a national leader in supporting worker cooperative businesses.... Continue Reading

City of Berkeley to Discuss Worker Cooperative Development Programs

PRESS RELEASE January 25, 2019 BERKELEY, CA — In what the Bay Area worker cooperative community considers a milestone moment for the movement, the Berkeley City Council is slated to discuss the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) efforts to support worker-owned cooperative businesses and related recommendations by the Sustainable Economies... Continue Reading

Our Favorite Books from 2018

Our Favorite Books from 2018

Did you commit to reading more books as your new year’s resolution but don't know where to start? As always, we're here to help! Check out these books recommended by Law Center staff members Tia, Subin, Sue, and Chris: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Recommended by Tia: This was published in... Continue Reading

Legal Structures for Social Transformation

Legal Structures for Social Transformation

Sometimes it feels like our work at Sustainable Economies Law Center makes a sudden leap forward, and I’d like to share how that just happened. In December, we hosted a launch party for two cooperatives we’ve been incubating for more the two years, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative and... Continue Reading

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