Archive for July, 2012

The awakening economic giants and the oncoming shift change

The awakening economic giants and the oncoming shift change

Published on July 25, 2012 in Updates with 0 Comments

Features of the new economy…. and the awakening of the sleeping giants of economic shift change   Many of you will know that the Transition Network has unleashed the beast, opened Pandora’s box and embarked on an economics adventure. This session will introduce you to this adventure and the REconomy Project, which was set up […]

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Have local currencies got it wrong?

Have local currencies got it wrong?

Published on July 25, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 38 Comments

Guest Post by Simon Carter who’s working with Transition in Tewkesbury                         Here in Tewkesbury I am very keen to introduce an alternative currency, but upon reflection I have no desire to name it the Tewkesbury Pound in the tradition of the Totnes Pound, the Stroud, Lewes or Brixton Pound & very soon now the Bristol […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Maidenhead

REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Maidenhead

Published on July 24, 2012 in Blog, Energy, Food with 0 Comments

My first stop is Maidenhead, near Reading, a wealthy commuter town of around 60,000 residents, deep in the heart of the Thames Valley. My first impression of the town (based only on a drive from the station out to the beautiful village of Cookham) was of large, featureless brick buildings – a Travelodge, Sainsbury’s, Odeon […]

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What’s the definition of a Transition Bank?

What’s the definition of a Transition Bank?

Published on July 17, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments

A post by Shane Hughes. Our banks engage in industrial scale fraud and are more destructive than most of us realise, underming the transiton to a vibrant and resilient world. Given that mainstream banking reform fiddles around the edges, should (or could) our community groups proactively create the banks and banking system we want? Here’s […]

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Transition Durham, REconomy and me

Transition Durham, REconomy and me

Published on July 11, 2012 in Blog with 0 Comments

Why is this a personal Transition Journey? Well  it’s easy to recall when, where and why this started – in June 2010 at Alington House in Durham I attended a Co-operative UK event which incorporated a workshop called ‘Plan Bee’, where I would be able to learn more about keeping my own bees… however as […]

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Time to go it ‘together’ with Transition Town Lewes

Time to go it ‘together’ with Transition Town Lewes

Published on July 5, 2012 in Blog with 4 Comments

From Juliet at the Enterprise Group, Transition Town Lewes…   Is the depth of a recession a bad time to ask people to think about creating sustainable enterprise – or is it a truly inspired time to encourage people to think about building their own resilient livelihoods? With national employment remaining stagnant – and youth […]

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