NSR Master Composter Course in Baltimore

Date: 19 Apr 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The City of Baltimore is dedicated to developing sustainable local food systems by encouraging urban farming. Compost is an important ingredient for filtering and immobilizing pollutants from our soils. ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative is proud to help support the City’s food growing goals by partnering with ECO City Farms, Civic Works’ Real Food Farms, and Urban Farm Plans by bringing the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Master Composter training course to the Baltimore community! … Read More

Report: Why Should Baltimore Recycle More?

There are two primary reasons why Baltimore should invest in more recycling. Establishing high recycling levels will position the city’s residents and businesses for the future, when the costs of incineration and landfill will be more expensive. The city could save citizens and businesses hundreds of millions of dollars by shrinking its waste stream for the next generation.… Read More

Brenda Platt Interviewed on Marc Steiner Show’s “Sound Bites: Food Waste and Recovery”

ILSR co-director and Waste to Wealth initiative director was interviewed on WEAA 88.9 FM’s March Steiner Show on March 2nd, 2017 to discuss food waste recovery.

“On our newest edition of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites. This week the topic is Food Waste & Recovery, which addresses issues that include jobs, food security and hunger, waste, public health, and community. We begin the hour with an overview of this important issue, with: Dr. Roni Neff, Director of Hopkins Center for Livable Future‘s Food System Sustainability and Public Health Program and Assistant Professor in the Bloomberg School’s Environmental Health Sciences Department and Health Policy and Management Departments; and Brenda Platt, co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Director of their Composting for Community Initiative.”… Read More

Bike-Powered Food Scrap Collection

As part of ILSR’s collaboration with the Chesapeake Youth Development Center to launch a bike-powered food scrap collection service in Curtis Bay, a neighborhood of Baltimore, ILSR interviewed 17 owners and founders of bike-powered collection services in 11 states. Read our article, Bike Powered Food Scraps Collection in the January 2017 issue of BioCycle Magazine. … Read More

Destiny Watford Wins Recognition for Work Fighting Curtis Bay Incinerator

Date: 19 Apr 2016 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Destiny Watford of the Curtis Bay community in Baltimore, MD, just became the second anti-garbage incinerator activist to win The Goldman Environmental Prize, a prestigious award given annually to one leader from each continent. Rossano Ercolini, a school teacher from the … Read More

Activists Win The Day: Huge Grassroots Victory Over Curtis Bay Incinerator

Date: 18 Mar 2016 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The best way to defeat proposed incinerators has proven itself once again: community organizing. The Maryland State Department of the Environment pulled the permit on the proposed 4,000 ton per day incinerator to be built in the long suffering industrial … Read More

Op-Ed: Baltimore Makes Smart Move with Fiber Investment

Date: 5 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On November 25, the Baltimore Sun ran this opinion piece by me regarding Baltimore’s approach to expanding Internet access in the city. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently spoke the plain truth: “You can’t grow jobs with slow Internet.” This simple … Read More

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