2013 was a big year for ILSR. We successfully countered attempts by big corporations like Walmart, Xcel Energy, and Time Warner Cable to expand their market power and override local decision-making authority. And we worked with communities and policymakers across the country to advance new models and policies that build strong, sustainable, locally owned economies.
ILSR’s 2013 Annual Report highlights how our analysis and strategic partnerships are shifting the public debate about our economic future and securing policy change at the federal, state, and local level.
Download our report to read more about our progress in 2013, which included:
- Defining a Localist Policy Agenda and helping to launch the Advocates for Independent Business.
- Designing Minnesota’s Solar Energy Jobs Act of 2013, which has triggered the nation’s first statewide regulatory process to achieve the best possible market value for solar power.
- Defeating a Georgia bill that would have barred local communities from building their own Internet networks.
- Promoting the replication of local composting projects with two major reports on the economic and environmental benefits of composting and compost use and co-convening the first national Cultivating Community Composting Forum.
- Transforming the public debate about the Public Good through essays published in Alternet, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, On the Commons, and Guernica.
Download the Institute for Local Self-Reliance 2013 Annual Report.
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- Building locally-controlled, renewable energy systems
- Expanding community-owned broadband networks
- Increasing the number of successful independent, local businesses
- Creating jobs in new reuse and composting businesses
- Protecting the public commons