See the full agenda for the 5th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum.… Read More
In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC) and BioCycle, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces two events to be held in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2018, in Atlanta.… Read More
This holiday season, give your loved ones a homemade gift that’s both practical and puts the mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle into action! You don’t have to move to the wilderness and forage for bugs to reduce your personal ecological footprint. Using beeswax food wrap instead of the plastic version is an easy way to … Read More
A new report released by BioCycle — with research led by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance — details the growth of residential access to food scrap collection services, both through curbside and drop-off programs. Food scrap recovery is increasingly recognized as a key to reaching high waste diversion levels, protecting the climate, and feeding the soil.… Read More
Check out the update to our Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste & Grow Community, now for a Spanish-speaking audience! We have multiple version to share, including images optimized for sharing online and on large poster sizes.
Share with your Spanish-speaking friends and family, just be sure to have them attribute the graphic to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance!… Read More
“The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937 With almost 30% of U.S. cropland eroding above soil tolerance levels – meaning the long-term ability of the soil to sustain plant … Read More
We’ve developed this Hierarchy to Reduce Waste & Grow Community in order to highlight the importance of locally based composting solutions as a first priority over large-scale regional solutions. Composting can be small scale and large scale and everything in between but too often home composting, onsite composting, community scale composting, and on-farm composting are overlooked. … Read More