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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 1 Comment

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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Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

Published on February 28, 2015 in Blog with 2 Comments

Transition US is delighted to be part of the second cohort of national Transition hubs (along with Brazil, Mexico, Germany, and Portugal) to be receiving mentoring and support from Transition Network to bring REconomy to our country. We believe REconomy provides an important complement to the diverse, innovative work to build just and regenerative economies […]

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Working up and testing an idea for a Transition Enterprise

Working up and testing an idea for a Transition Enterprise

Published on February 25, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Welcome to the second in a series of blogs about the process of starting a Transition Enterprise. The bulk of this content will form a downloadable guide to starting a Transition Enterprise that will be available shortly. In the first blog  we defined a Transition Enterprise and looked at the very early stages in the […]

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Making Events #Social

Making Events #Social

Published on January 30, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Many communities find themselves using social media to promote events, building awareness and engagement. In fact many might start using social media platforms at this point due to accessibility and low start-up costs. However, this is, in part overlooking the fact that social media can help during an event, can provide the context for an […]

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The Journey of Setting up a Reuse and Repair Centre – a solution for a circular economy

The Journey of Setting up a Reuse and Repair Centre – a solution for a circular economy

Published on January 16, 2015 in Blog with 5 Comments

The 1951 film, ‘The Man in the White Suit’, is a classic comedy from Ealing Studios with a sinister edge. It tells the story of an inventor of a thread that never wears off. When his bosses at the factory discover what he’s doing, they hunt him down. A fabric that never runs out is […]

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Starting a Transition Enterprise

Starting a Transition Enterprise

Published on December 23, 2014 in Blog with 3 Comments

This blog post is the first in a series about the process of starting a Transition Enterprise. In this blog we will attempt to define a Transition Enterprise and look at the very early stages in the start-up “journey”. The bulk of this and the following blogs will form a downloadable guide to starting a […]

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Talking social economy in a world of extremes

Talking social economy in a world of extremes

Published on December 18, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Frances Northrop of Transition Town Totnes on her visit to Sweden for the Annual National Transition Conference Arriving Planes, Design and Warm Welcomes “Wow yes I’d love to go to Sweden” I said back in May when I was passed on an email from Elinor Askmar who was asking for someone to come to the […]

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Once upon a time… In your neighbourhood and in a land far far away…

Once upon a time… In your neighbourhood and in a land far far away…

Published on November 19, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

What we engage with online can have a remarkable effect on the ground. It can accelerate change and extend our communities of support beyond physical boundaries. It is not entirely coincidental that many social movements of the modern day, including Transition, follow the same growth in participation as that of social media usage. There is […]

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The Community Enterprise Checker and funding opportunities through Power to Change

The Community Enterprise Checker and funding opportunities through Power to Change

Published on November 8, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment

Some of you may have been to one of the UK roadshows Locality (with the Plunkett Foundation and UnLtd) ran recently to talk about Power to Change. Through Power to Change, a new stream of funding will be open for enterprises from early next year through the Big Lottery Fund. With £150m as potentially available, […]

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