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Institute for Local Self-Reliance logo with the letters ILSR in blue font above the name of the organization

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. Through its Composting for Community Initiative, ILSR is catalyzing a distributed composting infrastructure in order to cut food loss, enhance soils, support local food production, and protect the climate while addressing community prosperity and equity issues. In the next two years, ILSR will expand its work to include the school environment and food waste prevention, rescue and recovery at K-12 schools in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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