“Local Retailers Hit the Web,” “Paving Our Electronic Dirt Roads,” and “Keeping the Minors Home.” Continue reading
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Deconstruction addresses the need to take down an estimated 200,000 US buildings each year in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner. Deconstruction has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years, thanks to new for-profit and nonprofit entities throughout the US. The industry has adapted creatively by introducing state and local rules… Continue reading
The BMRA hosted a webinar meeting on February 24 with recently announced recipients of federal Department of Labor grants to discuss deconstruction training curriculum and certification. All of the invited recipient organizations included deconstruction training as a component of the grant scope of work. The goal of this meeting was to initiate collaboration among the… Continue reading
Empowerment and Enterprise Zones are federal, state and local programs which provide economic incentives for companies to locate in designated areas in order to revitalize those areas. These zones can be in rural or urban areas. State and local governments can create their own economic development zones which can overlap with Empowerment and Enterprise Zones…. Continue reading
This report—prepared for the GrassRoots Recycling Network—summarizes the state of wasting and recycling in the U.S., details recycling’s many environmental and economic benefits, introduces the concept of zero waste planning, and concludes with an agenda for action. Recycling continues to increase, but is being outpaced by the rise in wasting. Landfill tonnage and interstate shipments… Continue reading
This zero waste plan is the first of its kind in the U.S. It describes policies and strategies for reaching zero waste in Del Norte (CA). Other communities aiming for zero waste will find this plan essential reading. by Del Norte Solid Waste Mgt. Authority staff, Self-Reliance Inc. staff, and other consultants 2000, 170 pages… Continue reading
Deconstruction is the process of carefully dismantling a building in order to salvage components for reuse and recycling. This report provides information to understand and advocate for deconstruction locally, regionally, and nationally, emphasizing partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit practitioners. A collaborative project of the Materials for the Future Foundation (San Francisco)… Continue reading
These case studies- Fitchburg, WI, Portland OR, and Seattle, WA, were conducted by ILSR for the US Environmental Protection Agency, and are part of a larger study called Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record-Setters Show How (download full report or fact sheet packet). Each case study presents that city’s recycling strategies as well as the laws and policies from which the… Continue reading
Deep Pockets or Open Hans: Credit Unions Struggle Over Size — Hogging the Market — Got (Local) Milk — A Case of the Good Stuff Continue reading
Feature Stories: The Buck Starts-and-Stops Here, Getting a Slice of the Pie, States Take the Bull by the Horn, Now We Have Plenty of Bananas, Microradio Struggles to Regain a Place on the Dial, and Outlandish Taxes.
Place Rules: Consumer coupons could boost local business in Japan, Indie bookstores break ground online at booksense.com, and Mayors and counties charge pro-industry slant on Congressional e-commerce tax commission.