Category Archives: Sustainable Economies Law Center

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

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 post Two Coops Focused on Community-Owned Housing and Solar Take Root appeared first on Locavesting.

The Worker-Owned Sharing Economy Aims to Disrupt the Disruptors

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 […]