Topics Under Tag: "Sustainable Economies Law Center"

Two Coops Focused on Community-Owned Housing and Solar Take Root

Locavesting Staff | December 7, 2018

A pair of cooperatives aiming to put affordable housing and renewable energy in community hands made their official debut on Wednesday in Oakland, Calif. The groups, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative and People Power Solar Cooperative, were incubated out of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), a nonprofit that has nurtured many of […]

The Worker-Owned Sharing Economy Aims to Disrupt the Disruptors

Amy Cortese | December 4, 2015

Tech-based startups are drawing on cloud computing, algorithms and mobile phones to create a new on-demand service economy, conjuring help with the press of a button.  There’s Uber for transportation, Handy for home cleaning, and Task Rabbit for everything from running errands to assembling furniture.  In the process, they are changing the nature of work […]

California Crowdfunding Catches a Wave as Novel Bills Hit The Legislature

Amy Cortese | April 23, 2015

More than a third of all U.S. states have enacted laws allowing investment crowdfunding within their borders. California, the biggest state and the fifth largest economy in the world, may be among the next to do so. Two separate bills are progressing through the state legislature and, if all goes well, could reach the Governor’s […]