Webinar: Government Support for Community Composting Part 1: Spotlight on New York City

Date: 18 Apr 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Are you a local government interested in reducing and recycling wasted food and curious to learn how you can help spur community-scale composting? Or perhaps you are a community-oriented composter or micro hauler searching for public-private partnerships. This webinar, Government Support for Community Composting Part 1: Spotlight on New York City, is for you!… Read More

Keeping NYC Land Out of Corporate Hands — Episode 118 of Building Local Power

Date: 21 Mar 2021 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell are joined by Brad Lander, who represents Brooklyn’s 39th District on the New York City Council. Brad shares his perspective on how the pandemic has affected NYC neighborhoods. … Read More

Thanks for joining the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Date: 15 May 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR convened the 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum in NYC May 11-14. These events brought together 140+ community composters (and those who love them) to network, share best practices, and build support for community-scale composting systems and enterprises. … Read More

6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum: Event Program and Schedule

Date: 18 Apr 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This 4-day event will feature a training and field day, a tour of NYC community compost sites, and 2 days of community composters sharing their best practices and lessons learned in a peer-to-peer format.… Read More

After Pressure from Officials and Community, Amazon Drops Plans to Build “HQ2” in Queens, New York

Date: 21 Feb 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Following months of public debate and community action, Amazon announced last week that it would continue to grow its workforce in New York, but would not follow through on plans to build a new campus in Queens. Through a deal negotiated by the governor and mayor behind closed doors and without legislative review, New York had … Read More

Recent Fair Repair or Right to Repair Activity in NY and NJ

Date: 9 Jun 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New York City is focusing on reuse as part of its efforts to increase diversion from incineration and landfill. Reuse is the most labor intensive of all recycling activities. It adds value to products that can be reused and/or repaired and then sold as products not materials. Added value allows for good green jobs throughout the … Read More

New York City Works With Grassroots for Low-Income Access – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 254

Date: 20 May 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This is episode 254 of our Community Broadband Bits podcast! Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly audio show featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy. Some time ago, when speaking with Joshua Breitbart, the Senior Advisor for Broadband to the New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño, he mentioned to me … Read More

Video: Prospect Heights Community Farm Community Composting Feature

Date: 18 Nov 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, we document and promote innovative uses of local power that can be used around the country. Community composting is a way that neighborhoods can take control of what could be waste, such as food scraps, and turn it into wealth, such as healthy soil. Prospect Heights Community Farm in Brooklyn shows us … Read More

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