Creating Community Wealth Through Compost — Episode 4 of the Composting for Community Podcast

Date: 22 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Welcome to the Composting for Community podcast! We’re kicking things off with a special promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. In each episode of this mini-series, you will meet a new, inspiring community … Read More

Composter Catalyzes a Movement in Her Community — Episode 3 of the Composting for Community Podcast

Date: 8 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Welcome to the Composting for Community podcast! We’re kicking things off with a special promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. In each episode of this mini-series, you will meet a new, inspiring community … Read More

Pedal-Powered Composters Support The Local Food Movement — Episode 2 of the Composting for Community Podcast

Date: 1 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, Podcast, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Welcome to the Composting for Community podcast! We’re kicking things off with a special promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. In each episode of this mini-series, you will meet a new, inspiring community … Read More

Self-Reliance and Transformation Through Community Composting — Episode 1 of the Composting for Community Podcast

Date: 29 Nov 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We’re kicking things off with a special 4-episode promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help enable community composters to attend the 2018 CCC Forum! Contributions will go into our scholarship fund to help us bring dozens of community composters to the event who normally could not attend due to the expense of travel – especially composters from underserved areas. With your help we can cover their travel, registration, and workshop costs! Please consider donating today!… Read More

Creating Community Wealth Through Compost (Episode 19)

In Building Local Power this week, we’re delving into the potential community-based composting holds to empower historically marginalized communities in cities across the United States. Host Christopher Mitchell and ILSR’s Project Manager for the Composting for Community initiative, Linda Bilsens, sit … 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

Bolstering Waste Recovery Through Model Legislation (Episode 11)

In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Brenda Platt, ILSR co-director and director of our Waste to Wealth initiative. The two discuss the history of ILSR’s Zero Waste work and how the conversation around composting and waste has changed in her 30 years at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.… Read More

Composting Cultivates Economic Development (Episode 7)

In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Linda Bilsens, Project Manager of ILSR’s Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Program. Bilsens explains how producing compost from food scraps builds local economic development, fights climate change, and cultivates community.

Chris and Linda discuss how both individuals and communities can partake in rebuilding their local soils by composting organic materials. Check out the further information on our composting work here: Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders training program. Contact Linda Bilsens if you’re interested in replicating this program.… Read More