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Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Santa Krastina | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2017

Zero Waste Holiday Gift Tutorial: DIY Reusable Food Wrap

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/beeswax-wrap-tutorial/

This holiday season, give your loved ones a homemade gift that’s both practical and puts the mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle into action! You don’t have to move to the wilderness and forage for bugs to reduce your personal ecological footprint. Using beeswax food wrap instead of the plastic version is an easy way… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 15, 2017

Dear Santa… ILSR’s Annual Energy Policy Wish List!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/santa-wish-list-2017/

Dear Santa, We’ve been very good this year and, if it isn’t too much trouble, we’d like a few things in 2018, let us know! Bad Federal Policies The most accurate characterization for federal clean energy initiatives in 2017 is “filling the swamp.” Proposals include reducing federal incentives for wind power and providing subsidies for… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 2, 2014

Celebrate Independence with 3 Steps Toward Energy Self-Reliance

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/celebrate-independence-3-steps-energy-self-reliance/

Being from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, I’m often asked, “You want everyone off-grid and independent with their own solar array and a battery, right?” In a word, no. But our mission of economic and energy self-reliance has several similarities to the kind of (economic) independence being sought by England’s American colonists in the 1770s and… Continue reading