Compost Combats Desertification: Download New Poster

Date: 17 Jun 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

June 17th is World Day to Combat Desertification. In 1994, the United Nations declared June 17th the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to promote public awareness of the issue. While the UN focuses on those countries experiencing serious drought or desertification, particularly in Africa, the United States is not immune. “The dust storms and … Read More

The Benefits of Composting & Compost Use

Composting and compost use have numerous benefits in addition to green job creation and reducing the amount of waste destined for landfills and incinerators. At the same time we throw away tons of food scraps and yard trimmings, our soils are eroding and losing nutrients, while damaging receiving waters. Excess fertilizers from farms and suburban lawns, … Read More

MD Bill Introduced That Names ILSR to State Task Force

Date: 26 Feb 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Maryland House Bill 743 – Yard Waste and Food Residuals Diversion and Infrastructure Task Force, sponsored by Delegate Shane Robinson (District 39), would create a Task Force to identify means to promote investment in infrastructure to expand food waste recovery, evaluate the current recovery of food waste in Maryland, identify opportunities for expansion, and more. The Task Force would … Read More

ILSR Sponsors the Third National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

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 in Jacksonville, Florida.… Read More

National Capital Region Organics Task Force

Date: 29 Oct 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The National Capital Region Organics Task Force is a group of government, public interest, institutional and business representatives working to expand recovery, full capture and utilization of organic materials in the metropolitan Washington, DC region. The Task Force is chaired by: Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) John Snarr, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) … Read More

ILSR Offers Scholarships to Attend National Compost Conference

Date: 20 Oct 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Conference scholarships of up to $700 are available to community composters to attend the third National Cultivating Community Composting Forum and the US Composting Council’s International Conference & Trade Show January 25-28, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida.… Read More

Brenda Platt: State of Composting Presentation – Maryland 2015

Date: 24 Jul 2015 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR co-director, Brenda Platt, gave a presentation at the Maryland Recycling Network’s 2015 Annual Conference.  Her talk, State of Composting in the US: What, Why, Where & How, provided and update and overview of ILSR’s report that documents what is currently happening in organics management across the U.S. View or download Brenda’s presentation to the Maryland … Read More

ILSR Presenting on Food Waste Composting to Philadelphia City Council – Nov. 12th

Date: 6 Nov 2014 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Brenda Platt will be presenting on the benefits of food waste composting before the The Joint Committees on Streets and Services & The Environment of the Council of the City of Philadelphia on November 12th.   The public hearing will cover the feasibility of and benefits to the City of residential food waste recycling including its … Read More

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