ILSR provides the following assistance to cities, counties and community organizations seeking to implement zero waste and economic development policies, plans and enterprises: Audit and assessment of current solid waste management systems Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) comparing current waste management system with a resource management system Specific recommendations for transitioning to a zero waste/resource management… Continue reading
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10/25/2011 – Christopher Mitchell sheds light on community networks and lobbying in Colorado in the Huffington Post. Longmont, Colorado has become ground zero for the battle over the future of access to the Internet. Because big cable and telephone companies have stopped us from having a real choice in Internet Service Providers and failed to… Continue reading
ILSR and Rodale Institute joined forces to provide a one-day training program for existing and potential compost practitioners and policy makers. The program included both classroom sessions and field tours presenting issues related to food scraps generation, hauling, and composting practices to inform participants about all aspects of starting and running a successful food composting operation. Continue reading
Burlington Telecom, a publicly owned broadband network in Vermont, transitioned from a hopeful star of the community broadband movement to the first example used by those opposed to government investing in the infrastructure of the 21st century. Continue reading
There is much to chew on here. Recall that Standard and Poor’s justified its action on US credit in part “because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.” But the driving force behind the Republican Party’s refusal to raise corporate or income taxes is giant global corporations, some of which now have a credit rating better than that of their government.
ILSR’s new fact sheet on “FAQs: Why Choose Compostable Products for Food Service” explains what constitutes compostable products, where they are available, and the importance of working with local composters to ensure they are composted. Continue reading
With the vast majority of Americans greatly overpaying for slow and unreliable broadband compared to connections in Europe and Asia, hundreds of communities have started building their own networks. Continue reading
People hate their telecommunications companies. The poster child for poor customer service in the public sector may be the Department of Motor Vehicle Bureau, but its unresponsiveness and arrogance pales into insignificance to those of Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and AT&T.
In this article, David Morris and Christopher Mitchell discuss why public ownership beats private in broadband — which is why the big companies are trying to outlaw it.