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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Oct 16, 2012

Help Get the Word Out About Community Networks

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/help-get-word-out-about-community-networks

What will we be talking about that the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, April 5-7 of 2013? Lots of things, but let’s make sure Community Networks are on the agenda! The National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR) is a great gathering of enthusiastic people who want to build a better media that reflect… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 16, 2012

What a Difference a Court Makes

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/difference-court/

In a democracy the majority wins. Which makes minority groups vulnerable.  At the dawn of the Republic John Adams warned about “the tyranny of the majority.” Almost a century later, the 14th Amendment finally declared that no State shall “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”  Despite its being… Continue reading

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Article filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 16, 2012

Internships Available – Jobs and Styrofoam Research

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/wtw-internship-openings/

ILSR’s Waste to Wealth Program has openings for qualified college and university students or graduates for summer or academic year internships to research the economic and watershed benefits of composting and to assist with its no-styrofoam campaign. Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Oct 16, 2012

Community Broadband Bits 17 – Joe Knapp of Sandy, Oregon

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/community-broadband-bits-17-joe-knapp-sandy-oregon

Sandy has run a wireless network for over eight years and has just announced a partnership with i3 to bring FTTH to everyone using i3′s technology to run trunk fiber lines through existing waste water and storm water pipes. We previously wrote about Sandy here. Joe Knapp, the IT Director for the city of Sandy… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 15, 2012

Port Angeles’ "The Mesh" Up and Running

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/port-angeles-mesh-and-running

Citywide Internet will soon be available as a monthly service in Port Angeles on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Mayor Cherie Kidd, Police Chief Terry Gallagher, and Councilwoman Brooke Nelson participated in a ceremonial “cable cutting” event last week. The event was to celebrate the new network, nicknamed “The Mesh.” Arwyn Rice, of the Olympic Peninsula Daily… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 11, 2012

Another Maryland Community Explores Network Possibilities

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/another-maryland-community-explores-network-possibilities

Not long ago, we brought you news about the status of the new network being constructed in Carroll County, Maryland. The County is partnering with local Maryland Broadband Cooperative to provide better service to local businesses. Earlier this week, Brett Lake of the Carroll County Times reported that Westminster, a town of about 18,000 residents… Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Oct 11, 2012

Landfill in the Sky

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/landfill-in-sky-video/

This creative and compelling video from the No Incinerator Alliance of Frederick County, Maryland, lays out the reasons the county should abandon its plan to burn. Continue reading

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Featured Article, Resource filed under Biomaterials, Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 11, 2012

Exemptions/Exclusions Added to Atlanta Airport Info Packet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/atlanta-airport-exemptions-added/

The Sustainable Food Court Initiative (SFCI) Airport Pilot, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, works closely with the SFCI Team to bring sustainable operating practices to their operations, especially regarding food waste. In early 2012 the Atlanta Airport made a bold statement in the new concessionaire contract, the largest foodservice contract executed in North America. Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 10, 2012

"Models for Building Local Broadband" Forum Archive Now Available

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/models-building-local-broadband-forum-archive-now-available

On September 19th, the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) hosted “Models for Building Local Broadband: Public, Private, Coop, Nonprofit.” Christopher Mitchell was one of several panelists who discussed local broadband options and challenges. The presentors live streamed to 138 attendees with 93 watching remotely various locations and 45 at the Media Center. If you… Continue reading

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 6 Comments | Updated on Oct 10, 2012

Treasury Dept. Fingers Solarcity in Exploration of the Dark Underbelly of Solar Leasing

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/treasury-dept-fingers-solarcity-leasing/

A new government investigation of Solarcity on the eve of its initial public offering (IPO) may explain how solar leasing is fleecing federal taxpayers and making U.S. residential solar more expensive than in other countries. The Treasury Department inspector general is probing solar leasing company SolarCity (and others) for its use of “fair market value”… Continue reading