Green Festival Speakers
Neil Seldman is co founder and president of the Institute for Local SelfReliance in Washington, DC. Before cofounding ILSR in l974 Seldman was a manufacturer and university lecturer in political science and the history of ideas. Seldman specializes in starting and expanding recycling enterprises. Most recently he has focused on deconstruction of buildings and resale of used building materials. Seldman coordinates a network of technical assistance in this field throughout the US. He is also an advisor to communities seeking alternatives to incineration of garbage; emphasizing the economic dangers of incineration and the economic promise of a diversified recycling and composting systems involving small businesses, haulers and local government agencies.