How Cities and States Are Stepping up to Help Small Businesses in Crisis (Episode 101)

Date: 28 May 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco talks with Kennedy Smith, Senior Researcher with ILSR’s Independent Business initiative, about efforts at the state and local level to support small businesses affected by the pandemic.… Read More

Implementing COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Food Scrap Drop-Off: Spotlight on the Community Compost Depot at Frey Gardens in Providence

Date: 21 May 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode, ILSR’s Brenda Platt dialogues with Michael Bradlee, President of Earth Appliance Organics in Providence, Rhode Island, to discuss how one community composter is continuing to collect and compost food scraps with new safety protocols in place.… Read More

Locally-Owned Hardware Stores Show Flexibility and Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 (Episode 100)

Date: 14 May 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR Co-Director John Farrell speak with Gina Schaefer, ILSR board member and owner of A Few Cool Hardware Stores in the D.C. area. Gina talks a little about how she got into the hardware business and explains how they have adapted operations to safely serve customers during the pandemic.… Read More

Webinar Resources – Composting at Home: An Introduction to the Basics

Date: 8 May 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

There’s never been a better time for home composting. Watch our webinar recording to learn how to successfully compost at home. The speakers covered the basics of hot composting outside and worm composting (or vermicomposting) inside. … Read More

Report: Fewer Small Businesses are Receiving Federal Relief Loans in States Dominated by Big Banks

Date: 29 Apr 2020 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A significantly larger number of federal relief loans are reaching small businesses in states where small, local banks comprise a greater share of the market, compared to states where big banks are more dominant, an ILSR analysis has found. … Read More

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