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ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jul 8, 2014

D.C. Waste Bill Supported by Environmental Groups; Mayor Gray Seeks Delay

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/d-c-waste-bill-supported-environmental-groups-mayor-gray-seeks-delay/

Examiner.com, July 8, 2014 The D.C. Council’s second vote on a bill to reduce the amount of city garbage dumped in landfills or sent to incinerators is scheduled for July 14, 2014. But D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, a proponent of sustainability, has sought to delay the bill. Imagine three different colored garbage cans in… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2014

What U.S. Mayors Can Do Right Now to Support a Neutral Internet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/u-s-mayors-support-neutral-internet/

Electronic Frontier Foundation, June 20, 2014 This weekend at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Dallas, some mayors will take a strong stand in support of net neutrality. According to an op-ed by Mayors Ed Lee of San Francisco and Ed Murray of Seattle, the city leaders are unveiling a resolution calling on… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2014

Minnesota-wide broadband goal unlikely to be met by 2015

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/minnesota-wide-broadband-goal-met-2015/

Twin Cities Pioneer Press, June 20, 2014 John Socha once yearned to work from his Spring Grove home, but was crippled by out-of-date technology – notably his excruciatingly pokey rural Minnesota dial-up Internet access. So Socha, a creator of digital-audio content for radio, had to journey nine miles to a Caledonia office for an Internet connection fast… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 17, 2014

Breaking the Chains

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San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 17, 2014 San Franciscans have always been wary of chain stores, more so than residents of any other major US city, none of which have taken on the ever-expanding national corporations and their homogenizing impact on local communities as strongly as San Francisco. In the decade since San Francisco first… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 11, 2014

Entrepreneurs Turn to a New Source of Funds: Their Neighbors

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/entrepreneurs-turn-source-funds-neighbors/

Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2014 It’s the kind of story people hear all the time.  Two years ago, Rick Stender found out that a local business he liked—a custom-bike maker—was in big trouble. The shop needed money to import extra bike parts for the holiday rush. And banks wouldn’t extend any credit to such… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 11, 2014

Buy Local Comes of Age

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East Bay Express, June 11, 2014 The national campaign to create sustainable local economies is thriving as cities increasingly realize that attracting corporate chain stores is not the answer. For the past half-century, cities throughout the nation, and especially in California, have competed fiercely with each other to attract big-box retailers and chain stores. Politicians,… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 6, 2014

As Internet behemoths rise, Chattanooga highlights a different path

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Aljazeera America, June 6, 2014 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Clay Posey is in the middle of developing a 3D printing business out of the premier local startup incubator Co.Lab. He works on his laptop in Co.Lab’s downtown storefront space, where he shares tables, a fridge and a support network with dozens of others who are looking… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 4, 2014

Kansas Hopes Broadband Initiative WIll Boost Availability, Service

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/kansas-hopes-broadband-initiative-boost-availability-service/

Government Technology, June 4, 2014 After nearly four years of data collection, research and analysis, the project is expected to provide local governments with valuable information about expanding digital infrastructure — without interfering with the marketplace. Looking for ways to improve broadband availability and service without contradicting political ideology can be difficult. Kansas is one… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 4, 2014

Hundreds of Cities Are Wired With Fiber—But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unused

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/hundreds-cities-wired-fiber-but-telecom-lobbying-unused/

Motherboard, June 4, 2014 In light of the ongoing net neutrality battle, many people have begun looking toGoogle and its promise of high-speed fiber as a potential saving grace from companies that want to create an “internet fast lane.” Well, the fact is, even without Google, many communities and cities throughout the country are already… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 2, 2014

Chattanoogans respond to FCC on net neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/chattanoogans-respond-fcc-net-neutrality/

Nooga.com, June 2, 2014 The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal that would change net neutrality rules has triggered worry from many people, including Chattanooga citizens. “This most recent proposal is not only harmful to smaller nonprofit organizations and small businesses … but it is also harmful to Internet users everywhere,” David White, CEO and founder of… Continue reading