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Date: 8 Jul 2014 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Waste to Wealth Internships (DC Office) The Institute for Local Self-Reliance seeks qualified college and university students or graduates for summer and academic year internships to work on its Waste to Wealth Program.  Course credit may be available with approval from an academic department. We are seeking interns for three projects: Recycling Means Business:  ILSR is … Read More

ILSR applauds U.S. Lawmakers banding together to support Community Broadband Networks.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance praises Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota for leading the growing list of organizations committed to defending the authority of communities to make their own decisions when it comes to build the Internet networks of tomorrow.… Read More

ILSR’s Brenda Platt Delivers Keynote for US Zero Waste Business Conference 2014

ILSR co-Director, Brenda Platt attended this year’s USZBC conference, hosted in Atlanta, Georgia at the beginning of May. Elemental Impact’s online magazine highlighted Platt’s keynote presentation in their blog: For the 2014 USZWBC Conference – Creating Value Through Zero Waste, the superb program topics substantiated the zero waste industry’s continued evolution. Hosted in Atlanta, GA – a city entrenched with … Read More

Announcing: The Coalition for Local Internet Choice

Date: 10 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are excited to announce a new effort to restore and preserve local decision-making authority when it comes to public private partnerships and Internet infrastructure investment. The Coalition for Local Internet Choice, CLIC, will work to ensure communities can make these decisions for themselves. Mission statement:   The Coalition for Local Internet Choice – CLIC – represents … Read More

Breaking Down Barriers to Community Broadband—Free Webinar June 12

Date: 2 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Join Community Broadband Networks director Chris Mitchell for “Approaches for Local Governments to Expand Internet Access” on Thursday, June 12 from 3pm-4pm to learn from other communities about strategies to creating a successful community broadband network. Click to Register   Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local … Read More

Composting Builds Healthy Soils and Protects Watersheds, Says New ILSR Report

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Composting Makes $en$e Project documents the importance of expanded composting and compost use to enhance soils, protect watersheds, reduce waste, and create green jobs and a new made-in-America industrial sector. Building Healthy Soils with Compost to Protect Watersheds This 12-page report highlights the importance of organic matter to … Read More

Chris Mitchell to Speak at “Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public Broadband Options”

Date: 21 May 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute will host “Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public Broadband Options” from 9:30-11:30 am on May 28th. Chris will be participating in the discussion; if you can’t make it to DC, the event will be live-streamed. The conversation will focus on different approaches to improve connectivity and community strategies to … Read More

FCC removal of state barriers for broadband: a victory for communities

Date: 30 Apr 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2014 CONTACT: Rebecca Toews 612-808-0689 Rebecca@ilsr.org MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is excited to hear FCC Chairman Wheeler intends to remove barriers to community owned networks. Today at the NCTA conference, Wheeler said, “… if municipal governments—the same ones that granted cable franchises—want to pursue it, they shouldn’t … Read More

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