Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) supports AB 2505, Home Dairy Farm Act

Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) believes that food industry laws should be scale-appropriate in order to allow casual barter arrangements, micro-enterprise, and small businesses to thrive. This winter, California State Assemblymember Mariko Yamada introduced a bill, AB 2505, to allow small-scale home dairy farms to sell and exchange small amounts of excess milk without needing to have a large and expensive processing facility and jump through other legal hoops.

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First ever small business community revolving loan fund launched by a Time Bank

The Arroyo Seco Network of Time Banks (ASNTB)  has just launched the first ever small business community revolving loan fund operated by a Time Bank. Two loans have already been granted to community members who qualify as "economically distressed, women, the environment, community sustainability, social enterprises, member of the ASNTB, cooperatives, or other sharing economy initiatives."

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is proud to have provided legal assistance in support of this model organization.

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Who Needs a Boss? (Coops article in the NYTs)

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If you happen to be looking for your morning coffee near Golden Gate Park and the bright red storefront of the Arizmendi Bakery attracts your attention, congratulations. You have found what the readers of The San Francisco Bay Guardian, a local alt-weekly, deem the city’s best bakery. But it has another, less obvious, distinction...

Read the entire article on the New York Times website here.

© 2014 The New York Times Company

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SELC's Spring Newsletter

Read about how SELC is revolutionizing legal services and cultivating a new legal landscape this Spring!

Become a Member! Support resilient economies!

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Co-ops to Combat Poverty

maria-carmen-del-arroyo-worker-cooperatives.jpgGritTV's Laura Flanders discusses with New York City Council's Community Development Committee Chair, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, on how local government can create an opportunities to support and encourage the development of worker coops and strengthen the ones that already exist.

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Bonta tackles worker co-ops

alamedan_logo_1_1.pngBills that would revamp the community college accreditation process and permit worker cooperatives are among the nearly two dozen proposed so far by Alameda Assemblyman Rob Bonta during the second half of the 2013-14 legislative session.

By Michele Ellson at the Alamedan

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OAKLAND NONPROFITS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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SELC IS AN OAKLAND NONPROFIT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

featured in the Bold Italic Magazine

I am constantly inspired by all the amazing organizations and community movements in Oakland. There are many wonderful nonprofits working hard to create opportunities, facilitate growth, and bring together different residents for a single cause.

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Worker-Owned Job Creation on the Rise

http://www.theselc.org/worker_owned_job_creation_on_the_riseAssemblymembers Bonta and Levine Introduce Limited Liability Worker Cooperative Act to Facilitate Worker-Owned Business Development

AB 2525 would eliminate cumbersome requirements of existing law so that local worker-owned and managed businesses can thrive

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Business Planning for Cottage Food Operations

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Join the Cooperative Conversation

Join the conversation!

The Worker Cooperative Policy Coalition was successful in getting our bill, AB 2525, the Limited Liability Worker Cooperative Act, into the California State legislature. We need your feedback more than ever!

 

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In The Year 2525

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Food, by the Book

Legal Eats teaches culinary entrepreneurs to stay within the law.Legal_Eats_Article_Luz_Lopez_Sauce.jpg

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Cooperative Development Grant

The Berkeley Student Cooperative is proud to announce our 3rd annual $10,000 Cooperative Development Grant! Applications due March 14th!bsc_header_logo.png

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Upcoming Event with our Partners: Oakland Climate Action Coalition & Local Clean Energy Alliance

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What: Growing Clean Energy Jobs in Oakland

When: Saturday, April 5 from 11 am to 2 pm

Where: Youth Uprising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd in East Oakland.

Who: East Oakland community organizations, schools, youth, families, and green job training organizations, solar and energy efficiency businesses, unions, worker justice organizations and food justice organizations.

Click here to view or download the flyer.

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Intro to Cooperative Economy

Co-op 101: An introduction to the cooperative economy

NoBAWC Event

Tuesday March 18th 7 - 9 pm
Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative
1988 Shattuck Ave near University Ave. 
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