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Featured Article, Event filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Mar 16, 2016

Webinar: Crowdfunding for Community Composting

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

On March 22, 2016 Brenda Platt was joined by Dustin Fedako of Compost Pedallers and Ethany Uttech of Ioby to talk about best practices for community composting. Below is the link to the recording, please pass it along to whomever you think would benefit from the conversation.

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Lor Holmes was unable to attend due to technical difficulties, but we’ll be sure to have her on for our next event. If you have any questions, ideas for future webinars, or if you’d like to volunteer to present, let me know that as well.

MORE INFORMATION:

Crowdfunding and worker-owned cooperatives are just two of the models that have proven to work for community composters around the United States.

Please join Lor Holmes with CERO, and Dustin Fedako with Compost Pedallers for a deeper dive into crowdfunding for community composters.

Business planning and financing were among the hot topics community composters identified. In less than a year, CERO raised over $350,000 via nearly 100 community investors. The Compost Pedallers raised $25,000 on Indiegogo from336 backers. They’ll share tips based on their own lessons learned, and attendees will come away with a realistic idea of what to expect in the preparation, launch, live campaign, and reward fulfillment phases of a crowdfunding campaign.

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Lor Holmes is CERO Cooperative’s General Manager.

She leads business development, and like all of the CERO worker-owners,

Lor shares a passion for environmental and social justice, sustainable

economic development and democratic models for community ownership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCC2016_Fedako_Dustin_Compost PedallersDustin Fedako is the co-founder of the Compost Pedallers in Austin, Texas

and has worked as CEO of the company since its founding in 2012.

Under Dustin’s leadership, the Compost Pedallers have moved

over half a million pounds of organics by bike, and established themselves as

leaders in the pedal powered revolution and the community composting movement.

 

 

NEW Special Guest!

Ethany Uttech headshot jpegEthany Uttech  with Ioby.org will join our webinar discussion as well!

Ioby is a nationwide, nonprofit crowdfunding platform that provides one-on-one coaching to leaders of projects that make communities healthier and more sustainable. They’ll share examples of past successfully funded projects and some top tips for nonprofits or community groups looking to build a local base of support through crowdfunding.

Ethany Uttech focuses on partnership building and outreach to connect with new ioby Leaders across the country. She never tires of meeting people who are dedicated to making positive change in themselves and in the world, and is particularly inspired by projects that increase neighborhood sustainability and livability in tangible ways.

Before joining the ioby team, Ethany led Brooklyn Arts Council’s grant-giving and professional development programs for seven years, and worked in a variety of organizational development, project management, and teaching capacities. She is also a civically engaged resident of Brooklyn and a long-time volunteer activist in the arenas of social and environmental justice.

 

 

The event is organized by ILSR and BioCycle.

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Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Aug 17, 2015

WEBINAR: The State of the Art of Extended Producer Responsibility

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

The nature of US discussions on EPR in general and for packaging have changed significantly in the past year. The California Product Stewardship determined to focus on EPR for toxic and hard to recycle materials. The Berkeley City Council and  the Global Recycling Council of the California Resource Recovery Association passed resolutions calling for public… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 8, 2016

Is Recycling Stagnating? The Case of Los Angeles

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/is-recycling-stagnating-the-case-of-los-angeles/

Introduction In the past several months, journalists in major publications such as Forbes, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, the New York Times and Mother Jones have concluded that recycling rates have stagnated. They tend to blame the recent downturn in materials prices. They’re half right. Recycling levels have stagnated in many cities and towns,… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 8, 2016

Eureka Recycling: Efficient, Cost Effective and Socially Beneficial Recycling

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/eureka-recycling-efficient-cost-effective-and-socially-beneficial-recycling/

Grassroots recycling companies were a critical link in the United States as the transition from the drop off recycling centers that sprung up after Earth Day in 1970 and municipal curbside service that emerged in the mid 1970s. Non-profit and for profit enterprises demonstrated the feasibility of curbside collection and by the mid 1980s municipal… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 16, 2015

Paul Connett’s Zero Waste and Anti Incineration Presentation

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/paul-connetts-zero-waste-and-anti-incineration-presentation/

Paul Connett is a zero waste super star.  A trained chemist, Paul threw himself into the anti garbage incineration movement while teaching as a chemistry professor at Lawrence University in Canton, NY.  Now retired he travels constantly to garbage trouble spots, teaching, inspiring, singing and entertaining audiences around the globe. He is author of, “The… Continue reading