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Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2018

Video: Minnesota SEIA — Gateway to Solar Presentation

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-minnesota-seia-gateway-to-solar-presentation/

In September of 2017, ILSR Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell spoke in front of the Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association‘s Midwest Gateway to Solar event. In his talk he spoke about the importance of sound renewable energy policies that enable growth in locally-owned solar energy and how massive electric utilities are doing their best to… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Linda Bilsens | No Comments | Updated on Dec 23, 2017

Video: What is Community Composting? Featuring Composters From Around the U.S.

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

In honor of our upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum and Workshop in Atlanta — which will bring together dozens of community composters from around the country — we are releasing this video that features past attendees sharing their answers to the question, “What is Community Composting?” Community composters serve an integral and unique… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 20, 2017

Christopher on TWiET: Net Neutrality, Munis, And Local Movements

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-on-twiet-net-neutrality-munis-and-local-movements/

This Week in Enterprise Tech (TWiET) – December 15th, 2017 It wasn’t long after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the other Republicans on the Commission rescinded network neutrality protections that murmurs began to rise about the future role of municipal networks. Soon, journalists reporting on tech issues began contacting us for comment about the intersection between network neutrality… Continue reading

Photo: Stacy Mitchell, Rep. Ellison, and Lina Khan.
Featured Article, Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2017

Listen: Stacy Mitchell on “We the Podcast” with Rep. Keith Ellison and Lina Khan

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/listen-stacy-mitchell-on-we-the-podcast-with-rep-keith-ellison-and-lina-khan/

Taking on Amazon. It’s a big subject. But in this episode of Rep. Keith Ellison’s podcast, “We the People,” ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Lina Khan of Open Markets join Rep. Ellison to talk about how to do just that — and why we need to. Listen to this 30-minute episode wherever you find your podcasts, or watch the video. Continue reading

Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2017

Watch: Stacy Mitchell on Amazon’s Stealth Invasion

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/watch-stacy-mitchell-on-amazons-stealth-invasion/

In this talk, Stacy Mitchell discusses the findings of ILSR’s groundbreaking report on Amazon, and what the company’s growing dominance means for small businesses, jobs, and communities. Continue reading

Photo: AnMarie Rodgers speaking.
Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Watch San Francisco’s AnMarie Rodgers on How the City’s Formula Business Policy Works

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/watch-san-franciscos-anmarie-rodgers-on-how-the-citys-formula-business-policy-works/

In this 30-minute talk, AnMarie Rodgers, Senior Policy Advisor in the City of San Francisco Planning Department, breaks down the nuts-and-bolts of San Francisco’s pioneering formula business ordinance. She talks about how the city implemented the policy, how it works and how well it works — and what advice she has for other cities that want to do it too. Continue reading

Photo: Stacy Mitchell speaking.
Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Watch ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell on Why Cities Need Independent Businesses

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/watch-ilsrs-stacy-mitchell-on-why-cities-need-independent-businesses/

In this 20-minute talk, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell looks at why cities need independent businesses, and also at some of the issues that are facing these businesses today — and why cities should use public policy to respond. Continue reading

Photo: Olivia LaVecchia speaking.
Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Olivia LaVecchia | No Comments | Updated on Dec 5, 2017

Watch ILSR’s Olivia LaVecchia on Strategies for Cities to Support Locally Owned Businesses

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/watch-ilsrs-olivia-lavecchia-on-strategies-for-cities-to-support-locally-owned-businesses/

In this 20-minute talk, ILSR’s Olivia LaVecchia breaks down strategies that cities can use to support their local economy. Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 17, 2017

Video: How Communities Use Clean Energy to Build Local Power – Alternative Energy Resources Expo

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-how-communities-use-clean-energy-to-build-local-power-alternative-energy-resources-expo/

In October 2017, John Farrell gave a keynote address to the annual meeting and expo of AERO, a Montana organization with a similar mission of empowering communities to promote a sustainable economy. He addressed the widespread opportunity for clean energy in Montana, the shared desire of communities to capture that growing economic opportunity, and three… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 7, 2017

Video from the ILSR Archives: David Morris Speaks to TPT’s Portrait Series

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-from-the-ilsr-archives-david-morris-speaks-to-tpts-portrait-series/

In May of 1991, Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s co-founder David Morris was featured in Minnesota Public Television’s (TPT) Portrait series on prominent Minnesotans. The video is available here in TPT’s video archive. In this interview David speaks about the founding of ILSR and how he originally came to Minnesota, the prominence of ILSR’s work in localizing… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 26, 2017

ILSR Partner and Community Composter Featured in DCTV News Spot

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-partner-and-community-composter-featured-in-dctv-news-spot/

Earlier this year a close ILSR partner, Jeffrey Neal, sat down with DCTV’s Studio 901 to discuss an important issue in the Washington D.C. metro area: urban composting. Jeffrey Neal, ILSR’s Urban & On-Site Compost Consultant for the Composting for Community initiative, joined Studio 901’s host Trenice Bishop to talk about his work with the Howard… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Aug 11, 2017

Internet Association’s Video Looks At Network Neutrality And What ISPs Are Really Saying

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/internet-associations-video-looks-at-network-neutrality-and-what-isps-are-really-saying/

With the FCC taking another look at the advancements in network neutrality rules passed during the Obama administration, the topic has been on the lips of many segments of the population. Many of us consider a free an open Internet a necessity to foster innovation and investment, but the words from the lips of the big ISPs are changing, depending on whom they’re talking to. Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Aug 3, 2017

The Broadband Market is Broken: Don’t Fall for Telecom Lobbyist Lies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-broadband-market-is-broken-dont-fall-for-telecom-lobbyist-lies/

We’ve all been lied to, but when we’re lied to by those we rely on, it’s the worst. Right now, we are all subject to a lie about our Internet access. That lie is rooted in the idea that the best way to move forward is to allow the free market to dictate our access… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 6, 2017

Video To Share: Rural America, Broadband Help is Not on the Way

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-to-share-rural-america-broadband-help-is-not-on-the-way/

If you live in rural America, chances are you know what it’s like to have inadequate Internet access. If you’ve heard about the Connect America Fund, however, you probably think help is on the way and your problems will soon be over; you’ll get the kind of speeds available in large cities, right? Wrong. Our short… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 23, 2017

Video: Choosing the Electric Avenue, Electric Vehicles Webinar

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-electric-vehicles-webinar/

On June 21st, John Farrell delivered a webinar presentation discussing the findings of our most recent energy report, Choosing the Electric Avenue – Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles. In this presentation, John details 6 reasons and six benefits of acting now to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, and two easy ways we… Continue reading