Proposed Federal Compost Act to Create $2 Billion in Funding over 10 Years

Date: 16 Jul 2021 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Currently, no federal policy exists that encourages or provides resources to mobilize a national composting effort, though several states do have policies that support and recognize the benefits of composting. The Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act is a newly-proposed federal bill that aims to proactively advance composting infrastructure and support across the country. … Read More

4 New Maryland Laws to Spur Local Composting

Date: 22 Jun 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR has actively worked with state officials and legislators for years to move Maryland forward on composting wasted food and other organics. Now, four new bills recently became law that will further advance composting in Maryland.… Read More

Stop Privileging Large Industrial Sites Over Local Composters — Episode 125 of Building Local Power

Date: 27 Apr 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Jess Del Fiacco and Brenda Platt are joined by Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm and Lor Holmes of the CERO Cooperative. Their discussion focuses on the need to support local and distributed infrastructure for food scrap recycling and composting.… Read More

Smashing (& Composting) Pumpkins

Date: 2 Nov 2020 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Smash and compost your pumpkins! One day pumpkin composting will be as common as Christmas tree recycling. If you backyard compost, add your pumpkin. Remove candles, wax and any decorations. Don’t compost pumpkins with paint or glitter. It helps if … Read More

Report: Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste

ILSR worked with Zero Waste Associates to co-author Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste. The plan provides a step by step guide to transitioning the city away from incineration and toward recycling, composting and reuse, which will expand the economy by 1,800 jobs within two years. … Read More

Thanks for joining the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Date: 15 May 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR convened the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum in NYC May 11-14. These events brought together 140+ community composters (and those who love them) to network, share best practices, and build support for community-scale composting systems and enterprises. … Read More

Voices of 100%: Youth Push Small Minnesota Town to Act on Changing Climate and Invest in Local, Renewable Energy — Episode 76 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 9 May 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

More than 100 U.S. cities have now set goals to transition to 100 percent renewable energy, but how are they working to make these goals a reality? In a new episode of our Voices of 100% series from Local Energy Rules, we feature the small town of Grand Marais, Minn., and the strategies it is using to achieve its ambitious local, clean energy commitment.… Read More

6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum: Event Program and Schedule

Date: 18 Apr 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This 4-day event will feature a training and field day, a tour of NYC community compost sites, and 2 days of community composters sharing their best practices and lessons learned in a peer-to-peer format.… Read More

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