August 2010 Archives

August 30, 2010

Sharing Solution Featured on WalletPop

An article about sharing with neighbors on the personal finance site WalletPop features Janelle Orsi talking about the many ways to share in your neighborhood, and how to develop good sharing relationships. The article also features stories about neighbors sharing home improvement tasks and even Wi-Fi signals. 
August 16, 2010

The Sustainable Economies Law Center Wants to Help You Share

The Sustainable Economies Law Center was recently featured in the East Bay Express, including an interview by Bernice Yeung with Janelle Orsi.

The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) facilitates the growth of sustainable, localized, and just economies, through legal research, professional training, resource development, and education about practices such as:

· Cooperatives
· Community-supported enterprises
· Barter
· Sharing
· Local currencies
· Intentional communities, ecovillages, cohousing
· Affordable housing and limited equity housing
· Urban agriculture
· Community-based renewable energy
· Community land trusts
· Social enterprise
· Microlending
· Local investing
· Co-op banks/credit unions

In addition to creating and making available resources to the public, SELC provides training to legal professionals, student interns, and others, empowering them with tools to bring about more sustainable, localized, and just economies.  SELC also convenes special working groups, bringing together experts and practitioners from various fields, for the purpose of investigating, collecting resources for, and developing resources in specialized areas.

Based in Oakland, California, SELC is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Ventures, a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All SELC projects are currently managed by volunteer attorneys.

August 8, 2010

New Book on Collaborative Consumption

This is great - a new book about the sharing movement will be released in just a few weeks: What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. Check out their website, including a couple cool videos!

August 1, 2010

When the Sharing Hits the Fan

Read Emily's article on When the Sharing Hits the Fan