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Article filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Linda Bilsens | No Comments | Updated on Nov 14, 2017

ILSR NSR Program Graduate Featured with Washington D.C. Mayor on Composting at Schools

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-nsr-program-graduate-featured-with-washington-d-c-mayor-on-composting-at-schools/

On Friday, November 4th the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Composting for Community Initiative Project Manager Linda Bilsens and IREX fellow Santa Krastina attended an event sponsored by the D.C. Department of Public Works, Compost Cab, and the E.W. Stokes Public Charter School on the value of rescuing and composting pumpkins instead of throwing them in… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 26, 2017

The Public Good: Reports from the Front Lines (October 26, 2017)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-reports-from-the-front-lines-october-26-2017/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Free School Meals for Everyone | Farmworkers of the World: Unite | Reagan, Trump, and Activist Cities Free School Meals for Everyone In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, a law championed by first lady Michelle Obama.  Among other provisions,… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 27, 2016

The Public Good Newsfeed – December 27, 2016: School Testing, Mass Incarceration, End of the American Dream, and more…

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-public-good-newsfeed-december-27-2016/

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: High Stakes Testing Debunked | Do Unions Aid Student Achievement? | Inequality and Upward Mobility | Do Prisons Reduce Crime? | Uber Unmasked High Stakes Testing: Destructive and Ineffective Student scores on standardized tests have become a key factor, possibly the key… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Nov 17, 2016

Missoula Schools Set To Save With Self-Provisioning for Fiber Infrastructure

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/missoula-schools-set-to-save-with-self-provisioning-for-fiber-infrastructure/

The Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) plans to save $150,000 per year by investing in its own fiber infrastructure. Over a 20-year period school officials expect to save approximately $3 million. Fiber For Education And Savings MCPS will be the first in the state to self-provision its wide area network (WAN), the connections between district… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 9, 2013

Dublin Municipal Network Serves Schools, Government, and Business in Ohio

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/dublin-municipal-network-serves/

In 1999, Laurens County Schools and Dublin City Schools needed to move past dial-up Internet access. The City of 16,000 built a fiber network to serve students in the community. It now also serves local government and businesses in the Dublin area. Once the network was in place, AT&T and Charter Communications began building in… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jun 8, 2012

Report: Solar Power for Minnesota

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

This report, done for the Solar Works for Minnesota campaign, explores the value of solar power on schools, libraries, and other public buildings in Minnesota.  It was co-authored by John Farrell of ILSR and Christina Mills of IEER. Download the Report Highlights Minnesotans spend more than $20 billion dollars every year on these energy imports…. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | 2 Comments | Updated on Dec 22, 2011

Occupy Giving

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

This is the giving season and we Americans are prodigious givers.  Nearly two thirds of us donate to charities each year.  This year we will send more than $225 billion to charities.  More than a quarter of this giving will occur in December. Those are the bare facts.  But this year, when the stark divide… Continue reading