Neil Seldman is co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance and serves as senior staff for the institute's Waste to Wealth Initiative. Active in the U.S. and international recycling and zero-waste movements, he also is a founding member of the National Recycling Coalition and the Grass Roots Recycling Network.
Seldman provides technical assistance to cities, community groups and businesses in the field of sustainable resource management. He has pioneered developments in processing, building deconstruction and small-scale manufacturing from recycled materials.
Seldman, who earned his Ph.D. in political theory at George Washington University, was a manufacturer in New York City and a university university lecturer in political science.