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ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 14, 2015

Building a Mass Movement for a New Economy: Stacy Mitchell on the Laura Flanders Show

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/building-a-mass-movement-for-a-new-economy-stacy-mitchell-on-the-laura-flanders-show/

What will it take before we have a mass movement in the U.S. that’s offering economic alternatives? ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell appeared on the Laura Flanders Show to talk about this question. Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 6, 2015

US Internet’s fiber spreads across south Minneapolis

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/us-internets-fiber-spreads-across-south-minneapolis/

Star Tribune, April 6, 2015 The spring thaw shot new energy into the battle for your Internet dollar. Workers drilled holes for US Internet’s fiber optic lines in Lowry Hill. White boxes showed up in Minneapolis’ Como neighborhood. CenturyLink’s fiber plans sent city inspectors in Minneapolis and St. Paul running around issuing permits for its… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 6, 2015

Staying local may save independent book sellers

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/staying-local-may-save-independent-book-sellers/

Deseret News, April 6, 2015 Weller Book Works, a family owned business located in the historic Trolley Square in Salt Lake City, has endured its share of economic ups and downs since it first opened in 1929. Seemingly every business cycle has brought with it predictions of collapse along with expressions of sympathy from the… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 3, 2015

This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/this-affordable-housing-complex-has-a-solar-farm-on-its-roof/

Grist Magazine, April 3, 2015 Located on a busy street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the blue-green building has a simple, rectangular design. It’s only three stories high and has a modest 30 units. A clock with a sunburst design, located on the building’s side, provides a touch of pop — and hints… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 1, 2015

Cuomo’s Wire Frame

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/cuomos-wire-frame/

Capital Magazine, April 2015 At a campaign stop in Albany last October, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious new plan to revolutionize New Yorkers’ access to broadband internet with $500 million in state funding. Cuomo has re-announced the plan twice since then, boasting of its economic promise for upstate communities and unveiling a flashy new… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 20, 2015

Inside Politics: Could Albany build its own high-speed Internet network?

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Albany Times Union, March 20, 2015 Krasher, a Democrat who represents the midtown 11th Ward, wants a commission to study the possibility of building a city-run, citizen-owned high-speed Internet service to give residents faster broadband and force local private telecom companies to up their game. Other cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., through a municipally owned utility,… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 13, 2015

Requiem for a Store Where Everyone Knows Your Name: A Day’s Work

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Bloomberg, News, March 13, 2015 The groceries bagged, Dale Danahy offers a warm hug on this cold New England Saturday to a woman who has shopped Danahy’s store for 30 years. Hugs happen again in frozen food. Over by the bakery and in the meat section, Danahy is saying goodbye to a life inspired by… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 11, 2015

St. Paul to pay Comcast for high-speed cable

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Minnesota Public Radio, March 11, 2015 The city of St. Paul will pay Comcast more than $2 million to upgrade the data network connecting more than 100 public buildings to high-speed fiber optic cable. Since 1998, St. Paul has received network service for free from Comcast as part of a larger agreement that allowed the… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 6, 2015

“Sustainability Leader” Badges On Walmart Products Don’t Mean Items Are Good For Environment

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/sustainability-leader-badges-walmart-products-dont-items-good-environment/

Consumerist, March 6, 2015 The “made by Sustainability Leaders” badge on this 150′ roll of bubble tape is not necessarily an indicator of the product’s environmental impact.  If you see a product tagged with a “sustainability leaders” badge on the Walmart website, you might think this is an indication that this item is more environmentally… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Mar 6, 2015

New York Just Showed Every Other State How to Do Solar Right

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/york-showed-state-solar/

Mother Jones, March 6, 2015 New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it’s already among the nation’s solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added… Continue reading