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REconomy UK Project Manager – freelance contract on offer

REconomy UK Project Manager – freelance contract on offer

Published on July 29, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

The REconomy Project is one of Transition Network’s most exciting developments, one being picked up by Transition groups around the UK, and increasingly, around the world. Working collaboratively, we are exploring ways to better inspire, support and connect communities (Transition-branded or otherwise) who are creating new livelihoods and enterprises, and expanding their influence deep into […]

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REconomy Reflections: Four short REconomy videos

REconomy Reflections: Four short REconomy videos

Published on July 23, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Here we gather in one place the four videos we recently produced about the REconomy Project. Fiona Ward, the originator of REconomy, talked to Rob Hopkins about different aspects of REconomy, and how it came to be.   The films were created by Emilio Mula. Episode One: What’s REconomy?  Episode Two: How does REconomy spread? Episode […]

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An evening at the Lambeth Local Entrepreneur Forum

An evening at the Lambeth Local Entrepreneur Forum

Published on July 19, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

The Local Entrepreneur Forum in Totnes in May was the fourth, and it’s been an amazing incubator for new enterprises while also building a community around the idea of a more resilient, local economy, and generating over £70,000 of investment into new enterprises.  But until now, it has never happened outside Totnes.  Transition Town Brixton’s […]

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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, How-to, Resource type 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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