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Nick Stumo-Langer

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

Email: stumolanger@ilsr.org

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 13, 2018

HuffPost Article Discusses Crumbling Infrastructure and Municipal Broadband

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/huffpost-article-discusses-crumbling-infrastructure-and-municipal-broadband/

The HuffPost’s Lyndsey Gilpin details how, despite the prevalence of magical thinking from the Trump administration as it comes to privatizing public infrastructure, local communities are looking to take control of their own futures.

For her story, Gilpin reached out to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell to get a perspective on public broadband infrastructure and how it relates to the issue of infrastructure broadly. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 12, 2018

Marketplace Features ILSR Co-Director on Community Composting Entrepreneurship

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/marketplace-features-ilsr-co-director-on-community-composting-entrepreneurship/

In the News: Brenda Platt February 12th, 2018 Media Outlet: Marketplace New Hampshire Public Radio’s Britta Greene was interested in telling the story of community composters and the entrepreneurs that are taking advantage of these valuable resources that many across America are throwing away. For her story, Greene reached out to Institute for Local Self-Reliance Co-Director and… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2018

Colorado State Senator Steve Fenberg on Local Power Versus Corporate Power (Episode 39)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fenberg-local-power-blp-episode-39/

When a local activist saw that his community wanted a better, more renewable future he took action — now he’s doing the same work in the Colorado State Senate. This week’s episode of the Building Local Power podcast features a great conversation between the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell and… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 7, 2018

Energy Democracy Media Roundup — Week of February 5, 2018

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-media-roundup-week-of-february-5-2018/

This week in Energy Democracy News:

With the impending marriage of Virginia’s Dominion Energy and South Carolina’s SCANA, our own John Farrell wrote up a commentary on the foibles of that deal; the Hawaiian island of Kauai can now be served by 100% renewable energy; and net metering limits in Kentucky are starting to take shape in an extremely negative way. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband, Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 6, 2018

ILSR’s Work to Create Vibrant Local Economies Referenced in AlterNet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsrs-work-to-create-vibrant-local-economies-referenced-in-alternet/

Independent journalist Valerie Vande Panne is interested in the concept of a “smart city”, what makes a city “smart”, and the ideas behind this designation. For her investigation, Panne turned to two of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s experts to answer her questions about smart cities and about the value of vibrant local economies.

Here are Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell’s and Community Scaled Economy research associate Olivia LaVecchia’s contributions. Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 5, 2018

Press Release: Over 750 communities have a community network, according to new ILSR map update

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-over-750-communities-have-a-community-network-according-to-new-ilsr-map-update/

Date: January 23rd, 2018 Updated Community Networks Map Now Includes over 750 Communities The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s map details the communities that are making investments in better connectivity MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Communities are playing a growing role in connecting their residents and businesses to high-quality broadband access. However, with the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality protections looking… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 1, 2018

The Atlantic Offers Insight on Amazon’s Impact on Poor Cities, Quoting ILSR Experts

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-atlantic-offers-insight-on-amazons-impact-on-poor-cities-quoting-ilsr-experts/

The Atlantic staff writer Alana Semuels delves deep into a trend that most of the media is ignoring when it comes to online retail giant Amazon; what their physical infrastructure means for the poor communities it locates its fulfillment centers and warehouses.

In the constant firehose of information on what Amazon is doing to our economy, it can be hard to know what to read and take in. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance recommends this piece from Semuels to get a good sense of just what this giant is doing to communities across the country. For this story, Semuels dives deep into the experience of San Bernardino, California and what Amazon’s warehouses do to the warehouse job environment. Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 26, 2018

Bloomberg Profiles Cities that Have Restricted Chains, Citing Research by ILSR (Additional Resources Linked)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/bloomberg-restrict-chains/

On January 26th, Bloomberg business reporter Nick Leiber published a story addressing how cities across the United States are restricting chain stores in order to give locally-grown startups and businesses a chance. We are sharing Leiber’s story as well as a series of resources that cover formula business restriction policies across the United States as a model for other communities. Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2018

Environmental Justice & Local Activism, A Conversation with NAACP Leader Jacqui Patterson (Episode 38)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/naacp-activism-blp-episode-38/

“[I]t’s not as if I can sit here and say that we know the entire nation and every municipality, what they have and don’t have. But we know starting with the ones we’re working with that actually have a vision of what they want to do and we kind of build out from there,” says Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 24, 2018

MuniNetworks’ Community Network Map Cited in Local California News Story

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/muninetworks-community-network-map-cited-in-local-california-news-story/

In our most recent update to our Community Networks Map, a number of media outlets covered the fact that over 750 communities have invested in some kind of Internet infrastructure. Local ABC affiliate KXTV in Sacramento covered the update as a part of their news story on nearby Truckee, California. Continue reading