Topic: Food Systems

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Published April 2016

From healthy soils, to good local jobs, we bet you didn't know that compost can have such an impact! So think twice before you throw away your compostable food scraps… because one person's trash is another's black gold. Please help us spread the word!

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Published April 2017

ILSR supports the development of a diverse and distributed food waste reduction and recovery infrastructure. We hope local and state governments will consider using our hierarchy as a policy framework. We welcome comments and suggestions.

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Published July 2014

Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting is based upon work supported under a grant by the Utilities Programs, United States Department of Agriculture and was produced by ILSR's Composting Makes $en$e Project and the Highfields Center for Composting.

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Published August 2017

Policies for Shareable Cities is the first policy handbook of its kind. It includes over 30 recommended policies for how cities should regulate the true sharing economy in the areas of food, work, housing, and transportation.

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Published August 2017

National and NYC based resources on the solidarity economy containing reports, audio recordings and podcasts, books, articles, films, how to guides, and relevant national and local groups.

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Published February 2015

A new investment co-op model lets communities own and develop their commercial spaces. Though new, this model holds potential for the many neighborhoods whose business districts are decaying, controlled by distant landlords or faraway retail chains.

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Published December 2012

In this TEDx talk, Stacy Mitchell argues for a new phase in the local economy movement. She notes that there's been a resurgence of support for small farms, local businesses, and community banks, but argues that now: "What we really need to do is change the underlying policies that shape our economy."

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Published January 2016

LocalCatch.org is a community-of-practice from across North America that are committed to providing local, healthful, low-impact seafood via community supported fisheries and direct marketing arrangements in order to support healthy fisheries and the communities that depend on them. This map helps connect consumers to these seafood providers.

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Published January 2016

LocalCatch.org is a community-of-practice from across North America that are committed to providing local, healthful, low-impact seafood via community supported fisheries and direct marketing arrangements in order to support healthy fisheries and the communities that depend on them. This map helps connect consumers to these seafood providers.

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Published June 2010

At the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, we believe that Who Fishes Matters. We've outlined 7 principles to keep in mind when buying seafood to benefit local fisherman, local marine ecosystems, and local economies.

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