Webinar: Census of Community Composters – Key Findings, Challenges & Future Outlook

Date: 30 May 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Part 6 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series features a presentation from ILSR’s 2022 Community Composter Census lead author Clarissa Libertelli, followed by a moderated panel discussion addressing key challenges to growth and what’s needed to support future innovation and investment. The panel includes representatives from local government and community composting.… Read More

In the New York Times: The Real Reason Your Groceries Are Getting So Expensive

Date: 29 May 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As big retailers exploit their financial control over suppliers, independent grocers face extinction, creating food deserts and driving up prices for everyone. In the New York Times, Stacy Mitchell calls to resurrect the Robinson-Patman Act and restore fair competition in the warped landscape of the American food system.… Read More

Housing Is Where the Heart Is

Date: 18 May 2023 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Jasmine Harris, a Louisville Tenant Organizer, turned to activism after her roof started caving in to ensure that every resident in Louisville has safe and affordable housing. Tara Raghuveer, Executive Director of Kansas City Tenants, discusses how private equity firms exploit the housing market and government reforms to protect tenants’ rights.… Read More

Tennessee Valley’s Unchecked Authority — Episode 183 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 10 May 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Maggie Shober discusses how the Tennessee Valley Authority operates like a for-profit utility, despite its public ownership. Portions of this interview were released as part of last year’s series on public power.… Read More

Composters Dreaming, Investors Scheming

Date: 3 May 2023 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, three community composters detail how the biggest challenge in developing their program is funding. Jessica Toth joins the second half of the episode to outline how the very people implementing solutions to lessen our carbon footprint — while providing jobs and education in a circular food system — are underfunded.… Read More

The Value Idling in Electric Vehicles — Episode 182 of Local Energy Rules

Date: 26 Apr 2023 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Brian Callnan discusses New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s Transactive Energy Rate pilot program and how the energy sitting in electric vehicle batteries can provide additional value to the owner and the grid.… Read More

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