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Article, Event filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Kelsey Henquinet | No Comments | Updated on Nov 3, 2017

Briefing on Zero Waste and Environmental Justice with Representative Keith Ellison

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/briefing-on-zero-waste-and-environmental-justice-with-representative-keith-ellison/

On Wednesday, November 8th, ILSR co-director and Composting for Community initiative director Brenda Platt will be speaking on a panel during a congressional hearing for the Zero Waste Development & Expansion Act of 2017 (HR 1034). The hearing is open and all are welcome to come to Cannon House Building Room 122 from 2-3:30pm Eastern… Continue reading

Featured Article, Testimony filed under Independent Business | Written by Olivia LaVecchia | No Comments | Updated on Oct 10, 2016

ILSR’s Testimony at New York City Hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Character

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-testimony-new-york-city-hearing-on-retail-diversity-and-neighborhood-character/

At a recent New York City Council hearing, ILSR submitted testimony examining the importance of locally owned businesses to the City, the crisis affecting them, and examples of effective and proven policy strategies to level the playing field for these businesses. Continue reading