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Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2018

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

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/naacp-activism-blp-episode-38/

“[I]t’s not as if I can sit here and say that we know the entire nation and every municipality, what they have and don’t have. But we know starting with the ones we’re working with that actually have a vision of what they want to do and we kind of build out from there,” says Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR | No Comments | Updated on Oct 21, 2015

After Gutting the Gulf, BP Funds Pave Path to Better Broadband

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/after-gutting-the-gulf-bp-funds-pave-path-to-better-broadband/

Communities along Mississippi’s Gulf coast have recently suffered through disasters both natural and not, from Hurricane Katrina to BP’s Deepwater Horizon blowout and aftermath. But they are investing some of the relief funds into infrastructure of the future to help recover. Biloxi and Gulfport city officials recently passed resolutions approving an intergovernmental agreement to bring better… Continue reading

Article filed under Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 2, 2015

Reuse Based Enterprises

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

Every city, county, and state must think about waste. For most it is a headache, but for a growing number of forward-thinking locales it is a boon for economic development. If your community is interested in green jobs, the discard stream is a logical place to start. When handled properly, the items in the discard… Continue reading