Stop Privileging Large Industrial Sites Over Local Composters — Episode 125 of Building Local Power

Date: 27 Apr 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Jess Del Fiacco and Brenda Platt are joined by Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm and Lor Holmes of the CERO Cooperative. Their discussion focuses on the need to support local and distributed infrastructure for food scrap recycling and composting.… Read More

Can We Be Local in a Digital World? — Episode 123 of Building Local Power

Date: 1 Apr 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Christopher Mitchell and Christopher Ali, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. Their conversation focuses around the idea of what it means to be local during a time when more and more pieces of our lives are shifting online. … Read More

Keeping NYC Land Out of Corporate Hands — Episode 118 of Building Local Power

Date: 21 Mar 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell are joined by Brad Lander, who represents Brooklyn’s 39th District on the New York City Council. Brad shares his perspective on how the pandemic has affected NYC neighborhoods. … Read More

How Big Utilities’ Climate Pledges Fall Short — Episode 122 of Building Local Power

Date: 18 Mar 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

LSR Co-Director John Farrell speaks with John Romankiewicz, Senior Analyst for the Beyond Coal Campaign at Sierra Club. Their discussion focuses on a new report from the Sierra Club called The Dirty Truth About Utility Climate Pledges, which takes an in-depth look at electric utilities’ public commitments to lower carbon emissions. … Read More

Is Amazon Picking Winners and Losers Among America’s Cities? — Episode 121 of Building Local Power

Date: 4 Mar 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell are joined by award-winning journalist Alec MacGillis to discuss his new book, Fulfillment. Their conversation focuses on how the shift toward online shopping — led by Amazon — has reshaped America. … Read More

How Recycling and Reuse Created Thousands of Jobs and a $1 Billion Boost to Austin’s Economy — Episode 120 of Building Local Power

Date: 18 Feb 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Gena McKinley of Austin, Texas, discusses the economic and environmental benefits of the city’s Circular Economy Program — including highlights from a recent economic impact report that found it resulted in more than $1.1 billion in total economic activity and approximately 6,300 permanent jobs.… Read More

Connecting Indian Country to the Benefits of Broadband — Episode 119 of Building Local Power

Date: 4 Feb 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by three members of ILSR’s broadband team to discuss new resources that focus on tribal broadband projects and municipal broadband projects throughout the country. … Read More

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