Janelle Orsi

Janelle Orsi is co-author of The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community (Nolo Press 2009), a practical and legal guide to cooperating and sharing resources of all kinds.  She is Co-Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center in Oakland, an organization that facilitates the growth of sustainable and localized economies, through education, legal research, and advocacy to support practices such as barter, cooperatives, community-supported enterprises, sharing, local currencies, ecovillages, urban agriculture, and local investing.

Janelle is also a "sharing lawyer," and her own law practice is focused on helping individuals and organizations share resources and create more sustainable communities. Her legal services assist people to share housing, workspaces, and cars, and to form worker cooperatives, nonprofits, childcare cooperatives, cohousing communities, social enterprises, and community gardens. Janelle is also on the Advisory Board for Shareable.net.

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