Now in its fifth year, SELC is a driving force for the new economy, doing pioneering work around worker cooperatives, home-based food businesses, alternative currencies, legal guides for sharing, legal apprenticeships, accessible legal cafes, renewable energy, the commons, seed libraries and more.
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Is this sharing's big breakthrough? Or business as usual?
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
It’s remembered as the global march for climate justice, but how did that word “justice” get into the title of the huge rallies that took place in New York and other cities this September?
The idea of Las Indias is that it is a community with cooperative businesses, not a community of cooperatives.
The dominant reality we face is one of substantial ongoing political stalemate and decay, and this sets the terms of reference for those serious about long term, more fundamental change.
From a community land trust that preserves land for growing, to kitchens and retailers who buy and sell locally grown food, to a new waste management co-op that will return compost to the land, a crop of new businesses and nonprofits are building an integrated food economy.
While the growth of cooperatives in a wide variety of industries is promising, the bar for social transformation needs to be, and has been, raised.
In Rhinebeck, New York, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) – part of the noted Omega Institute retreat center – unleashed a torrent of creative energy and political action by hosting the first major conference of commons activists in North America.
Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society? What can one person do?
Beyond capitalism lies the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Beyond capitalism lies the Not-for-Profit World.