California Legislation Ensures Plastic Manufacturers Bear Responsibility for Product Lifecycle

Date: 11 Jan 2018 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A bill introduced in California to protect the oceans has been developed and supported by the Save the Albatross Coalition, a project of  Zero Waste International Alliance, co chaired by Neil Seldman ILSR and Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research.  … Read More

The Movement for Free College Tuition Is Growing

Date: 15 Dec 2017 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2015, President Obama proposed making community college free nationwide. He pointed to a pilot free tuition program just being launched by Tennessee for recent high school graduates and might not have been aware of a free tuition program operating … Read More

SoCal City, Manhattan Beach, Considers Building Muni Network

Date: 12 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In southern California, the city of Manhattan Beach is considering creating a municipal broadband network to extend quality, affordable broadband to its residents and businesses. Advocating for Quality Internet Talk of the network surfaced from Information Technology director Sanford Taylor’s “Fiber Master … Read More

Internet Connectivity in Indigenous Communities (Episode 34)

Date: 30 Nov 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Matt Rantanen, Director of Technology at the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, and Hannah Trostle, an ILSR research associate talk with Christopher Mitchell about the challenges to better Internet connectivity on tribal lands across America.… Read More

San Francisco Breaks the Chain Stores, Strengthens Neighborhood Economies (Episode 31)

Date: 19 Oct 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

San Francisco has one-third as many chain stores as the national average. That’s thanks in large part to a city ordinance that restricts “formula” businesses. We talk with AnMarie Rodgers, senior policy advisor to the city’s planning department, about how the city implemented the policy, how it works, and what advice she has for other cities that want to do it too.… Read More

California Lawmakers Vote Against Rural Constituents for High-Quality Broadband Access

Date: 29 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

California Legislators have turned on their constituents living in rural areas who want to participate in the 21st century online economy. What began as a move in the right direction – allocating substantial resources to funding high-speed Internet infrastructure – … Read More

Connectivity Coming Up Roses Since the 90s in Pasadena, California

Date: 21 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Most people associate Pasadena with the annual Tournament of Roses parade and the Rose Bowl football game, but under the flowery surface, fiber is connecting Pasadena’s municipal facilities, businesses, and electric utility substations. Pasadena developed its fiber optic network to improve … Read More

Zero is the Hero: Zero Net Energy Buildings Reach New Communities, Promising Savings, and Renewable Energy

Date: 2 Aug 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies continue to improve both functionally and economically, Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings are spreading in communities around the country. The energy savings and environmental benefits of ZNE buildings, which produce as much energy … Read More

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