MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — A few weeks ago, cities across the country responded to President Trump’s intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord with their own commitments. But the City of Minneapolis, under a budget proposed by Mayor Betsy Hodges, is poised to do something novel: put real resources behind its climate and energy pledge. The mayor’s budget proposal would unlock more than $2 million in new funding, leverage more than $20 million in utility conservation funds and expand access to energy savings to many more residents and businesses Continue reading
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About Nick Stumo-Langer
Nick Stumo-Langer is the Communications Manager for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance working with all five initiatives.
Living on multiple forms of social media, he operates and manages ILSR’s Facebook and Twitter profiles as well as pitches our reports and experts for reporters. A 2015 grad of St. Olaf College, Nick is a native of White Bear Lake, MN.
Phone Number: 612-844-1330
Michigan Public Radio – August 15, 2017 Written by Tyler Scott Amazon is in the process of hiring full-time warehouse workers for its distribution center currently under construction in Livonia. In the past year, Amazon announced plans to build two warehouses in metro Detroit: the Livonia facility, and another in Romulus. … In a report… Continue reading
The Washington Post – August 14, 2017 Written by Neil Seldman The decision to cut twice-a-week garbage collection to once a week is a reasonable response to budget overruns. In today’s world of tight budgets, many cities have made this transition, particularly with the introduction of recycling, which reduces the amount of garbage to be collected…. Continue reading
Minneapolis Star Tribune – August 11, 2017 Written by Olivia LaVecchia That ‘heat’ on proven player — a giant — is warranted. Given that Neal St. Anthony often writes about small business, it strikes me as odd that in his Aug. 5 column “Proven-player Amazon takes heat as Foxconn is cheered,” he fails to consider the ways… Continue reading
This week, our Building Local Power podcast contains a conversation between guest host Nick Stumo-Langer and ILSR researchers Hannah Trostle and Christopher Mitchell to discuss the importance of connectivity in rural America and the barriers high quality local investment. The group discusses a number of topics, including how electric cooperatives are changing the dynamic on… Continue reading
CEOs for Cities – August 9, 2017 Written by Kimber Lanning Vacant Spaces to Happening Places | The Case for Preservation and Reuse In the current race to create high quality jobs, retain local talent and attract great companies, several American cities are looking closely at the kinds of places educated workers want to live. Rather… Continue reading
The Washington Post – August 7, 2017 Written by Perry Stein City planners envision a future in the nation’s capital where every household is provided government-issued bins for organic waste alongside recycling and trash bins. A truck would pick up food and yard scraps at the curb once a week and transport them to a… Continue reading
Marketplace – August 1, 2017 Written by Dan Boyce When the U.S. backed out of the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this year, many environmentalists were dismayed. Many, however, are reassured by the fact that businesses are increasingly stepping up their game in terms of reducing their carbon footprint. In April, retail giant Walmart announced a… Continue reading
Midwest Energy News – July 31, 2017 Written by Andy Balaskovitz Clean energy advocates say the automotive capital of the world could be doing more to support the growth of electric and alternative fuel vehicles. While major automakers in Michigan are embracing a future of electrified transportation, state policy is still lagging when it comes… Continue reading
National Public Radio – July 28, 2017 Written by Lauren Silverman (Heard on Morning Edition) This week Amazon became the fourth company in the U.S. worth half a trillion dollars. The online retail giant is in the exclusive club with Apple, Microsoft and Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Americans clearly love Amazon: one of every two… Continue reading