This week in Building Local Power, we’re discussing independent businesses and the communities that support them. Host Christopher Mitchell and ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economies initiative director Stacy Mitchell interview Katrina Scotto di Carlo from Portland, Oregon. di Carlo is the co-founder of Supportland (now called Placemaker), which work to bolster independent businesses by offering new marketing and technological… 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
This week in Energy Democracy news: This week we are featured in a number of great articles that range from inclusive financing policies by utilities, the appeal of energy democracy for cooperatives, and how states are rolling back environmental laws in the Trump era. Check them all out, below! Featured Stories: State move to roll… Continue reading
Waste Dive – May 7, 2017 By Cole Rosengren UPDATE: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed two bills on May 4 that were supported by local organics processors and groups such as the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The first, HB0171, takes effect on July 1 and will require the Maryland Department of the Environment to study existing organics processing… Continue reading
Maryland to Explore a Decentralized Composting Infrastructure Governor Hogan Signs Two Bills – HB171/SB99 & HB1349 – to Advance Food Waste Recovery and Ensure Compostable Plastics Meet Standards Contact: Nick Stumo-Langer 612-844-1330 email@example.com ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Thursday, May 4th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed two bills to advance composting in Maryland. One will bolster… Continue reading
Bloomberg – May 5, 2017 By Ari Natter Emboldened by the environmental rollbacks of President Donald Trump, state legislatures are following suit, taking aim at items as varied as solar incentives, chemical spill protections and, even, anti-pipeline protesters. The legislation in states from Florida to Wisconsin comes as the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump argues… Continue reading
TechDirt – May 4, 2017 By Karl Bode One of (several) reasons why American broadband is so uncompetitive is the fact that we continue to let giant broadband mono/duopolies quite literally write awful state telecom law. As we’ve long noted, more than twenty different states have passed laws making it difficult to impossible for towns… Continue reading
In Building Local Power this week, we’re delving into the potential community-based composting holds to empower historically marginalized communities in cities across the United States. Host Christopher Mitchell and ILSR’s Project Manager for the Composting for Community initiative, Linda Bilsens, sit down with composters Sophia Hosain and Guy Schaffer to discuss how their composting projects are… Continue reading
Maine Public Radio – May 3, 2017 By Lisa Bartfai Online shopping is hard to beat — price, selection, free shipping. That’s great for consumers, but very hard on local brick-and-mortar stores, and even on larger retail chains, who are closing their doors after years of operation. But some small retailers have found a way… Continue reading
This week in Energy Democracy news: The governor of Montana vetoed an anti-solar bill from the legislature, Boulder is moving forward on its municipalization, and Curbed Magazine features a Brooklyn microgrid. Featured Stories: Boulder City Council votes to proceed with municipalization by Jeannine Anderson, Public Power Daily In Florida’s fight for renewables, new co-op network… Continue reading
Curbed – May 2, 2017 By Patrick Sisson It begins with boxes. For most people who order goods from Amazon—with nearly half of U.S. householdsenrolled in the company’s Prime program, that’s quite a few of us—interactions with the Seattle e-commerce giant start with a search and a click, and end with a delivery. While the… Continue reading