Government Support for Community Composting Part 4: A Menu of Options – Zoning, Grants, and Contracts

Date: 18 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Part 4 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series features a menu of options local governments can consider to support community-scale composting activities, from zoning updates to small grants and direct contracts.… Read More

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

Webinar: State Permitting Pathways for Advancing On-Farm Composting

Date: 3 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Farmers have a vital role to play in producing and utilizing compost to restore depleted soils. Some states have instituted permit exemptions and other regulatory pathways to support on-farm composting. This webinar will explore models from around the country and explore the impact these rules are having.… Read More

Webinar: The Role of Farms in Decentralized Composting

Date: 20 Oct 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

What role can farms play in creating decentralized composting infrastructure? This webinar will explore models from Austria and Spain that include and benefit farms.… 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

Catalyzing Greater Equity Through Composting

Date: 19 Sep 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

How can a community reeling from multiple economic shocks use composting as a tool to build a more resilient food system? ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis talks to Renee V. Wallace of Detroit about composting as a tool for building equity and solving big challenges.
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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

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