ILSR Supports Community Composting in Baltimore

Date: 11 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s (ILSR) Composting for Community Initiative has collaborated with partners in Baltimore to advance scalable, community-driven composting sites, aiming to shift leadership, power, and resources to the community level. This article showcases the progress made and challenges faced in our work with Community Composters in Baltimore.… Read More

ILSR Convenes the 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

Date: 11 Oct 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC), the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces a forum and field day for community composters to be held in conjunction with USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2023, in Ontario, CA.… Read More

Media Release: New Guide Helps Home and Community Composters Prevent Rats

Date: 29 Aug 2022 | posted in: Composting, Press Release, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A newly released guide from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) aims to support composters at community gardens, schools, urban farms, and other community venues in successfully managing their composting process to prevent attracting rodents.… Read More

Oh, Rats! How to Avoid Rodents at Community Composting Sites

Date: 29 Aug 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Contrary to popular belief, composting in cities does not cause rodent problems. This guide shows how composting food scraps, instead of dumping them in the trash, has the power to mitigate rodent pressures in urban neighborhoods.… Read More

As Heat Islands Worsen in Baltimore, Local Composting Can Relieve Its Effects

Date: 9 Aug 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Across the U.S., the effects of 2022’s record high heat temperatures are widespread as climate change continues to exacerbate rising temperatures, intensifying heat-induced dangers to the public health and wellbeing of urban communities, Baltimore included. While the corporate sector is responsible for the majority of emissions causing rapid climate change, there are some green infrastructure and waste-reduction practices to enlist at the local level that can help curb the impacts of the warming climate.… Read More

Single-Stream Recycling Doesn’t Work

…material reuse through for-profit and nonprofit operations is a mechanism for the redistribution of material wealth. The businesses also have a positive impact on job creation, community development and the environment.

“Reuse is the highest form of recycling because finished products are revived and their productive purpose is extended,” said Dan Knapp, who founded Urban Ore in 1980 and continues to helm the operation.… Read More

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