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Paid work to help REconomy spread in the UK

Paid work to help REconomy spread in the UK

Published on April 23, 2014 in Blog, Project news with 3 Comments

Having been recently awarded 3 years of funding, the REconomy Project is looking for help to inspire and support UK Transition groups who want to get involved in REconomy-type activity. The REconomy Project is part of the Transition Network (TN). This post outlines the contract for REconomy Comms & Support that’s on offer.   This […]

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“Please don’t pee on my chips” says this young Transition entrepreneur

“Please don’t pee on my chips” says this young Transition entrepreneur

Published on April 7, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Here’s a guest post from Robert Holtom, one of the young people on the 1 Year in Transition course, responding to a recent article by Liam Black “Letter to a Young Social Entrepreneur: the world needs your experience, not your iPad”. This is the first of more regular posts from Robert and other young people […]

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Community involvement with solar farms: what it means for councillors, planners and community groups

Community involvement with solar farms: what it means for councillors, planners and community groups

Published on March 31, 2014 in Blog, Energy, Inspiring enterprises with 0 Comments

Image: the largest community-owned solar farm in the UK at Westmill Solar Coop near Oxford, where 5000 local people own £16 million of solar PV. Here’s a follow on from our recent blog Scaling up Community energy: a how to guide. Originally written by Will Cortell over at Brighton Energy Cooperative.   Many places across the country […]

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Scaling up Community Energy: a how-to Guide (UK)

Scaling up Community Energy: a how-to Guide (UK)

Published on March 20, 2014 in Blog, Energy, Inspiring enterprises with 0 Comments

Originally written by Will Cottrell over at Brighton Energy Cooperative. We’ve done well. Really well. The 40-odd energy coops that exist across the country have so far raised £18m quid for spanking new renewable installations. In 2013 131 new energy coops were registered, so we’re looking forward to seeing things grow hugely in 2014. Exciting times.   Reclaiming […]

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REconomy – what’s the Wikipedia definition?

REconomy – what’s the Wikipedia definition?

Published on March 15, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment

What does reconomy mean? It’s an amazing word and we’re really excited about how it’s growing into a word of significance…. so what does it mean? It’s being used as part of the name of a few organisations, each with a slightly different vision, and each with different but often interlinked meanings. So, I wanted […]

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Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies

Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies

Published on March 12, 2014 in Blog with 4 Comments

I often hear people say “why bother engaging at the community level (which is REconomy’s focus) given that the economic ‘rules of the game’ are rigged against the little man or little woman in the community?” Clearly some rules do favour big business such as significant tax breaks for big companies to attract inward investment […]

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One Planet Bristol – Our REconomy tale so far

One Planet Bristol – Our REconomy tale so far

Published on February 28, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Have you ever thought about organising a local economics event or street party? Today’s guest blog post is from Chris Richards from (One Planet Bristol) and it might just inspire you to take the leap.   Every project seems to start with the same question. How hard can it be? I mean all you have to […]

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In.gredients – Possibly the coolest grocery store ever

In.gredients – Possibly the coolest grocery store ever

Published on February 21, 2014 in Blog, Food, Retail and wholesale with 1 Comment

Here’s a great article about a “packaging-free grocery store” written by Beth Terry and originally posted here. We think you will find it so inspirational that you might want to start up your own in your local community. After learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on the environment and human health,  accountant Beth […]

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Making Makers Machinations

Making Makers Machinations

Published on February 11, 2014 in Blog, Building and housing, Manufacturing with 0 Comments

In this week’s guest blog James Baker (Hereford Make CIC) offers his insights into setting up ‘open to all’ workshop spaces and invites you to support the crowd funding of their exciting project.   Intro When faced with the aim of having workshops that are accessible for people to up skill-up, repair, make and have a […]

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‘Get ready to fundraise’ – a webinar to help your Transition group

‘Get ready to fundraise’ – a webinar to help your Transition group

Published on February 3, 2014 in Blog, How-to with 3 Comments

You’ve got people with ideas and enthusiasm. You’ve got at least one project ready to go, that will advance your community’s resilience.  What you don’t have are money and resources to launch your project and deliver it successfully… so you are now ready for the next phase of resilience-building:  finding resources for your collaborative community […]

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