Press Release: Over 750 communities have a community network, according to new ILSR map update

Date: 5 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Updated Community Networks Map now includes over 750 communities. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s map details the communities that are making investments in better connectivity providing the opportunity for other communities to build their own Internet infrastructure.… Read More

Presentations: 2018 Community Composting Workshop & Forum

Date: 31 Jan 2018 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In January 2018, ILSR convened two events in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2018, in Atlanta: the Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop and the National Cultivating Community Composting Forum. These events brought together composters to network, share best practices, and build support for community-scale composting systems and enterprises. The Cultivating Community Composting Forum 2018 is the 5th national forum convened by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.… Read More

Environmental Justice & Local Activism, A Conversation with NAACP Leader Jacqui Patterson (Episode 38)

Jacqui Patterson, the director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program, talks with ILSR’s Neil Seldman and Nick Stumo-Langer about the practical implications of environmental justice.… Read More

EPB Fiber Optics Reaffirms Network Neutrality Commitment In Chattanooga

Date: 19 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FCC Chairman Alit Pai and Republican Commissioners earned big lumps of coal for holiday gifts this year when they shredded network neutrality protections on December 14th. They also raised interest in publicly owned Internet network infrastructure. Existing publicly owned networks are … Read More

Self-Reliance and Transformation Through Community Composting — Episode 1 of the Composting for Community Podcast

Date: 29 Nov 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We’re kicking things off with a special 4-episode promotional mini-series for the upcoming 5th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum and Workshop in Atlanta. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help enable community composters to attend the 2018 CCC Forum! Contributions will go into our scholarship fund to help us bring dozens of community composters to the event who normally could not attend due to the expense of travel – especially composters from underserved areas. With your help we can cover their travel, registration, and workshop costs! Please consider donating today!… Read More

New Spanish Language Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste & Grow Community

Date: 25 Oct 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Check out the update to our Hierarchy to Reduce Food Waste & Grow Community, now for a Spanish-speaking audience! We have multiple version to share, including images optimized for sharing online and on large poster sizes.

Share with your Spanish-speaking friends and family, just be sure to have them attribute the graphic to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance!… Read More

San Francisco Breaks the Chain Stores, Strengthens Neighborhood Economies (Episode 31)

Date: 19 Oct 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

San Francisco has one-third as many chain stores as the national average. That’s thanks in large part to a city ordinance that restricts “formula” businesses. We talk with AnMarie Rodgers, senior policy advisor to the city’s planning department, about how the city implemented the policy, how it works, and what advice she has for other cities that want to do it too.… Read More

Eastern Tennessee: Newport Electric Smart Grid, Morristown Tech Incubator

Date: 17 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Approximately 30 miles separate Morristown and Newport, but the two are joining forces to better connect local businesses and residents as entrepreneurs take up residence in the region’s newest high-tech work space. An Incubator for Innovation in Morristown SkyMart Venture … Read More

Beating the Monopolies: Barry Lynn Explains How We Will Win (Episode 30)

Date: 5 Oct 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Building Local Power podcast, ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell sits down with Barry Lynn, head of the Open Markets Institute, to talk about how we fight concentrated corporate power and its impact on our liberty and democracy.                … Read More

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