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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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Featured Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 15, 2017

Dear Santa… ILSR’s Annual Energy Policy Wish List!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/santa-wish-list-2017/

Dear Santa, We’ve been very good this year and, if it isn’t too much trouble, we’d like a few things in 2018, let us know! Bad Federal Policies The most accurate characterization for federal clean energy initiatives in 2017 is “filling the swamp.” Proposals include reducing federal incentives for wind power and providing subsidies for… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 14, 2017

Building a Zero Waste World, One Community at a Time (Episode 35)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/zero-waste-blp-episode-35/

Paul Connett, a sustainability activist and Profess Emeritus of St. Lawrence University, sits down to speak with Building Local Power podcast guest host Nick Stumo-Langer and ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman about his work promoting zero waste policies to communities across the world.

Along with Paul’s insights on zero waste policies — from corporate redesign to community fun in participating in sustainability policies — he regales listeners with a version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, zero waste edition. Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2017

Composter Catalyzes a Movement in Her Community — Episode 3 of the Composting for Community Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/composter-catalyzes-a-movement-in-her-community-episode-3-of-the-composting-for-community-podcast/

Welcome to the Composting for Community podcast! We’re kicking things off with a special 4-episode promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help enable community composters to attend the 2018 CCC Forum! Contributions will go into our scholarship fund to… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Brenda Platt Offers Insight at Congressional Hearing on Zero Waste Bill

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/brenda-platt-presents-at-congressional-hearing-on-zero-waste-bill/

On November 8th, 2017 ILSR co-director and director of the Composting for Community initiative presented to a congressional hearing on the Zero Waste Development & Expansion Act of 2017 (HR 1034), sponsored by Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). You can view the full video below, Brenda’s presentation begins at 45:30: Along with Rep. Ellison, the panel for… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Press Release: ILSR’s Rural Cooperative Map resource now available

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-ilsrs-rural-cooperative-map-resource-now-available/

Date: November 28th, 2017 New Map Shows Stunning Fiber Internet Access from Rural Cooperatives ILSR researchers chart how cooperatives connect rural America while big telephone companies abandon them MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Despite dismal rural connectivity in general, a small number of rural towns and farming communities have better Internet access than is available in most… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2017

Pedal-Powered Composters Support The Local Food Movement — Episode 2 of the Composting for Community Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/pedal-powered-composters-support-the-local-food-movement-episode-2-of-the-composting-for-community-podcast/

Welcome to the Composting for Community podcast! We’re kicking things off with a special 4-episode promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help enable community composters to attend the 2018 CCC Forum! Contributions will go into our scholarship fund to help… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 30, 2017

Internet Connectivity in Indigenous Communities (Episode 34)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/indigenous-internet-blp-episode-34/

Building Local Power podcast host Christopher Mitchell asks Matthew Rantanen, the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association‘s Director of Technology and director of the Tribal Digital Village: “What difference does adequate Internet access make in people’s lives?” Rantanen, after taking a moment to answer, responds: “Well, the difference it makes in people’s lives is clearly access… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 29, 2017

Self-Reliance and Transformation Through Community Composting — Episode 1 of the Composting for Community Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/self-reliance-and-transformation-through-community-composting-episode-1-of-the-composting-for-community-podcast/

We’re kicking things off with a special 4-episode promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help enable community composters to attend the 2018 CCC Forum! Contributions will go into our scholarship fund to help us bring dozens of community composters to the event who normally could not attend due to the expense of travel – especially composters from underserved areas. With your help we can cover their travel, registration, and workshop costs! Please consider donating today! Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 28, 2017

Electric Vehicles Unlock Local Energy Benefits, Deliver Cost Savings — Episode 51 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/local-energy-benefits-electric-vehicles-episode-51-of-local-energy-rules-podcast/

It’s no secret that electric vehicles have gone mainstream. From quarter to quarter, U.S. sales numbers consistently hover near or above record levels. Cities are trading in their gas-powered fleet vehicles and buses. And major auto manufacturers are planning for an electrified future. But the shift toward electric vehicles means more than cleaner, greener transportation…. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 21, 2017

Fast Company Covers the FCC’s Disappointing Net Neutrality Decisions, Interviews Chris Mitchell

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fast-company-covers-the-fccs-disappointing-net-neutrality-decisions-interviews-chris-mitchell/

In the News: Christopher Mitchell November 22, 2017 Media Outlet: Fast Company Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle net neutrality, the set of protections that keeps content flowing freely on the Internet regardless of who your service provider is, is now official. In this disappointing moment of corporations flexing their supreme muscle… Continue reading