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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 0 Comments

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 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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