Building America’s Zero Waste Future — Episode 135 of Building Local Power

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Neil Seldman, Director of ILSR’s Waste to Wealth initiative. Jess and Neil interview Gary Liss, Vice President of Zero Waste USA, and Bob Gedert, President of the National Recycling Coalition, about the Recycling Is Infrastructure Too (RIIT) campaign and the proposed American Recycling Infrastructure Plan (ARIP).… Read More

Rethinking Rural Connectivity with Christopher Ali — Episode 134 of Building Local Power

Date: 2 Sep 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Ry Marcattilio-McCracken and Sean Gonsalves, Senior Researchers with ILSR’s Community Broadband initiative, as well as Christopher Ali, an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Christopher discusses his new book Farm Fresh Broadband: The Politics of Rural Connectivity and recent news in the broadband policy space.… Read More

Report: Implementation of the 30 Million Solar Homes Policy Platform

Date: 26 Aug 2021 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The success of the 30 Million Solar Homes proposal relies not only on the initial passing of legislation through Congress, but also the subsequent implementation of new programs and regulations. This guide aims to address that step in the process: what implementation should look like, who is responsible for critical decisions, and how those decisions are made. … Read More

Statement on the Introduction of the COMPOST Act  

Date: 16 Jul 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Virgil McDill, vmcdill@ilsr.org, 202.294.9187   Statement from Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, On The Introduction of the COMPOST Act WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2021) — The following statement was issued by Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative at the … Read More

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

Date: 16 Jul 2021 | posted in: 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

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