Book Review: Reinventing the Supply Chain by Jack Buffington

Summary of Neil’s review: In Jack Buffington’s book, “Reinventing the Supply Chain,” he draws parallels between George Orwell’s call for local decision-making in the 1930s and a modern-day solution to 21st-century challenges. Buffington advocates for a decentralized political economy, leveraging 3-D manufacturing and Blockchain technology, alongside significant investments in STEM education. He emphasizes the importance…


World Neighbors Grant Honors Neil Seldman

World Neighbors, an international development organization that helps communities lift themselves from poverty through sustainable economic and social development, today announced the Neil Seldman Grant. This generous Grant will further World Neighbors’s work to help communities in low-income countries lift themselves from poverty while protecting the environment and increasing climate resilience.


Reflections on Neil Seldman Upon His Retirement From ILSR

David and Neil Seldman were co-directors of ILSR from 1973 until 2013. He is a prolific author whose work includes We Must Make Haste Slowly: The Process of Revolution in Chile, 1973, Neighborhood Power: The New Localism, 1976, and Self-Reliant Cities, 1982, among numerous technical reports, articles and essays on localism and democracy.

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Zero Waste USA Announces The Recycling Cornucopia

Ruth Abbe, President of Zero Waste USA has just announced “Civic and environmental organizations, small businesses, local agencies and local officials will be able to obtain free technical assistance on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting policies and programs from the Recycling Cornucopia Program of Zero Waste USA”.

2022-2023 Projects

If your community and/or organization would like to be considered as a Recycling Cornucopia Project please complete this form (I/P). Plan to provide your name, the name of your organization and location. Briefly describe the Zero Waste challenge you are facing: a proposed incinerator, an existing incinerator, a proposed mega landfill, poor recycling, reuse and composting programs that need to be improved, how to access federal infrastructure investment funding, or developing a Zero Waste Plan and Implementation Schedule.