Monthly Archives: August 2013

Aug. 27 – Watch Cable Broadcast of Institute for Local Self Reliance

When:  6 am, 12 noon and 6 pm Daily through Tues., Sept. 3
Where:  Comporium Ch. 102  (Or Watch Online Video Here)

People for Clean Mountains invited Neil Seldman, founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, to meet with community leaders, local citizens and business owners to discuss Transylvania County’s options for sustainable solid waste management and economic development.  He provided a wealth of knowledge, including a number of viable solutions for Transylvania County.

Seldman is a specialist in recycling and economic development who helps communities attract recycling enterprises and implement cost effective programs. He described strategies that lower costs, incentives to households and businesses to recycle, and specific reuse, composting and recycling companies that could be located in the county.

ILSR has advised cities and counties to create jobs from recycling and lower costs for government operations. Currently, ILSR has advised communities as diverse as Los Angeles, Austin, TX, Alachua County, FL, Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC Information about ILSR and Neil Seldman is available at

We would like to thank Michael Trufant of Launch Media WNC County Manager Artie Wilson and Frank Porter of Comporium for making this presentation available for public viewing.

Visit our Online Calendar for other Brevard and Transylvania County events.

Aug 12 ~ Please Support High Impact Ordinance

PetitionAug. 12 – TC Commissioners Meeting, 7 pm, TC Courthouse.  The moratorium was the 1st step.  Step 2 is the ordinance:

The TC Planning Board may be recommending that the Commissioners ignore the High Impact Land Use Ordinance, a key component in vetting those like RD-Penrose BEFORE they locate here.  Although not an agenda item, it may well be addressed during Artie Wilson’s Manager’s Report.  Please attend in SUPPORT of the ordinance.  PCM’s statement re: the ordinance is here:

Other Important Meetings on our Calendar page:

Tues., Aug 13, 6:30 pm – Product Development Task Force, Administration Building Conference Room, 21 E. Main St.

Wed., Aug 14, 7 pm  – TC Independent Economic Development Task Force (per the Goldsmith Report,) Community Services Building Conference Room, 98 E. Morgan St.

PCM encourages participation in our local government by attending public meetings, volunteering for county and city committees, and engaging in productive dialogue.