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Featured Article, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 12, 2017

The Perils of Privatization – Episode 9 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-perils-of-privatization-episode-9-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

Welcome to episode nine of the Building Local Power podcast. For full transcript of the podcast click here. In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews David Morris, a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the director of the Public Good initiative. The two discuss the climate surrounding privatization… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Composting, Mid-Atlantic Recycling & Economic Development, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 11, 2017

IREX Scholars’ Exit Interview – International Community Composting

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

Between mid-August and early December the Institute for Local Self-Reliance hosted two International Research and Exchange (IREX) fellows. To celebrate our fellows’ work with us, ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman interview both Md. Monirul Islam (from Bangladesh) and Wisdom Nyondoh (from Malawi) about their path to ILSR and their experience learning about composting during the fall…. Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 14, 2016

Your Call: Amazon threatens small businesses and “weakens communities,” says new report

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/your-call-amazon-threatens-small-businesses-and-weakens-communities-says-new-report/

KALW – December 14, 2016 by Rose Aguilar & Laura Flynn Why is it more important than ever to support local businesses? Amazon’s growing market power is threatening small businesses and “weakening communities,” according to a new study from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The study’s findings conclude that Amazon is causing the number of… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2016

Media Outlets Cover 2016 Colorado Broadband Ballot Initiatives

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-outlets-cover-2016-colorado-broadband-ballot-initiatives/

Various Sources – November 2 – 19, 2016 On November 8th, 2016, 26 Colorado cities and counties joined 69 of their fellow communities in opting out of the restrictive, anti-municipal broadband state law, SB 152. For years, we at ILSR have been covering the developments in Colorado as voters reclaim local telecommunications authority. The media,… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 21, 2016

FCC’s Gigi Sohn Speaks: A New Battleground

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fccs-gigi-sohn-speaks-a-new-battleground/

A few of us from the Community Broadband Networks Initiative recently attended the BBC Community Toolkit Program & Economic Development conference in downtown Minneapolis. On the first day, Gigi Sohn, Special Counselor for External Affairs for Chairman Wheeler at the FCC received the award from the Coalition for Local Internet Choice for the Local Internet… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 20, 2016

Energy Democracy: Customer Control over Renewable Energy – Episode 3 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/energy-democracy-episode-3-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

Update November 16, 2016: Full transcript of this podcast is now available. Welcome to the third episode of the Building Local Power podcast. In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews John Farrell, the director of our Energy Democracy initiative about the concept of energy democracy and about his… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 19, 2016

Q&A: New Report Challenges Assumption that Bigger Solar is Better

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/qa-new-report-challenges-assumption-that-bigger-solar-is-better/

Midwest Energy News – October 17, 2016 by Frank Jossi In a time when hundreds of megawatts of large solar projects are underway in Minnesota, a new report suggests that smaller-scale solar projects could be just as good at delivering low-cost electricity. Why? Farrell’s research suggests that with transmission costs from remote wind and solar farms,… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 19, 2016

Christopher Mitchell Interviewed on Mike McIntee’s Show on AM950

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-mitchell-interviewed-on-mike-mcintees-show-on-am950/

AM950 – October 14, 2016 On October 14, 2016, Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell was interviewed by Mike McIntee of AM950 in Minnesota. The subject of the conversation centered on Christopher’s recently released report – North Carolina Connectivity: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. He discussed the big difference in Internet infrastructure funding between… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 6, 2016

The True Value of Recycling and the Waste Stream – Episode 2 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-true-value-of-recycling-episode-2-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

Update November 16, 2016: Full transcript of this podcast is now available. Welcome to the second episode of our Building Local Power podcast. In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Neil Seldman, ILSR co-founder and senior staff member of the Waste to Wealth initiative about the hidden value… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 30, 2016

David Morris Interviewed on CBS’ “The Fan” Show

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/david-morris-interviewed-on-cbs-the-fan-show/

CBS’ The Fan Show – 2007 Back in 2007, Institute for Local Self-Reliance co-founder David Morris spoke on CBS’ The Fan show. In his discussion, David spoke about and introduced ILSR, offered a bottom-up energy strategy, and proposed an effective populist strategy for reducing climate change. Listen to and download the audio here: Sign-up for… Continue reading