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Reflections on 5 years of REconomy, and a goodbye

Reflections on 5 years of REconomy, and a goodbye

Published on June 29, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

This is one of the last blog posts I will be writing in my role as coordinator of the REconomy Project for the Transition Network. After 5 years of deep involvement in shaping and delivering this work, from the autumn I will be shifting my attention to a new Transition project. I’ll tell you more […]

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Setting up a Transition Enterprise: Who is involved and how?

Setting up a Transition Enterprise: Who is involved and how?

Published on June 26, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

This is the third part in our series of extracts from the Transition Enterprise Handbook. There are numerous possibilities around the involvement of people in an enterprise, from just you operating as a sole trader to “fully mutual” co-operatives where the enterprise is owned and controlled by everyone it trades with. The process of the running the […]

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The inspiring tale of the re imagining of Preston’s economy

The inspiring tale of the re imagining of Preston’s economy

Published on June 22, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

We are often asked “what would a Transition local government look like?”  It’s a complex question, but one Council taking a pioneering approach to its local economy is Preston in Lancashire.  Preston City Council, working with Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) recently published ‘Creating a Good Local Economy: the role of anchor institutions‘, a remarkable […]

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Unveiling three essential new REconomy guides for Transition groups

Unveiling three essential new REconomy guides for Transition groups

Published on June 2, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

Today we’d like to introduce two more free guides from the REconomy Project.  We already heard from Jo Taylor about the Events Toolkit for Transition Initiatives, so we asked Anna Lodge from REconomy to tell us more about the other two… Can you tell us about these two new publications, and what led to those being chosen […]

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The “Everything-you-could-ever-want-to-know-about-the-Exeter-Pound” Podcast

The “Everything-you-could-ever-want-to-know-about-the-Exeter-Pound” Podcast

Published on May 26, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

Local currencies are being developed in locations around the world. An inspiring, effective and influential part of REconomy work within communities. Exeter, in the UK, is due to launch later this year. Rob Hopkins visited the team to hear more. A couple of weeks I took the short train ride to Exeter to meet Ian, Melanie, […]

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Unleashing the potential for REconomy events everywhere

Unleashing the potential for REconomy events everywhere

Published on May 18, 2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

The REconomy Project’s ‘Events Toolkit for Transition Initiatives’ has just been launched. It is one of three new ‘how to’ guides that the REconomy Project has produced. The events toolkit shares learning (about what works, and what doesn’t), outlines essential tasks, and provides a ‘pick and mix’ menu of event modules that can be used […]

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Practical guides for community economic change

Practical guides for community economic change

Published on May 15, 2015 in Blog with 5 Comments

A trio of ‘how to guides’ has been launched by the REconomy Project. Focusing on running events, starting enterprise and resourcing core activities, these booklets have been designed for use by Transition Initiatives and other groups working on local economy projects and other related activities. The guides have been researched and written using experience from […]

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The 8 Paradigm Shifts at the Heart of REconomy

The 8 Paradigm Shifts at the Heart of REconomy

Published on May 8, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 2 Comments

For the next two months on the Transition Network website we will be talking REconomy, looking in depth at this aspect of Transition which is about creating new enterprises, new economies, new livelihoods.  We’ll talk to entrepreneurs, to people in local authorities embracing this approach, to people about to launch local currencies, to people around the world […]

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Now you see it, now you do

Now you see it, now you do

Published on April 24, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

At the recent Devon Convergence: Forum for New Local Economies I was delighted to be reminded of the value of running events with visual artists. These skilful ‘note takers’ (Tem Gunawardena and Camilla Yuil) were both part of the momentum of the day as well as the record keepers, not just of key moments but […]

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£5,000 available for communities developing plans for economic development

£5,000 available for communities developing plans for economic development

Published on March 30, 2015 in Blog with 2 Comments

New support is being launched this week for communities and organisations in England to develop local economic plans and strategies. From 1st April, grants of up to £5,000, practical advice and expertise will be available for 50 groups. So if you are a Transition Initiative in England working on REconomy-type activities this fund could provide […]

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