How to transform your local economy in one day

Published on July 30, 2014 in Blog, Economic enablers with 0 Comments
How to transform your local economy in one day

We want community-led economic development, the kind that’s just, ecologically regenerative, inclusive and equitable. But it’s easier said than done. Yet for the past three years, we’ve been doing something that seems to be working. It’s relatively cheap and easy to do. And now it seems like a good time for this innovation to start […]

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REconomy (the Good Economy) in Croatia

Published on June 26, 2014 in Blog, Economic enablers with 1 Comment
REconomy (the Good Economy) in Croatia

A post by Frances Northrop, manager of Transition Town Totnes, reporting on her recent trip to Zagreb. “From the moment Fiona’s email dropped into my inbox to ask me to represent REconomy at the inaugural Good Economy Conference in Zagreb I had a good feeling. Of course that was partly the opportunity to travel to […]

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Paid work – map UK’s investment market for community enterprises

Published on June 11, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment
Paid work – map UK’s investment market for community enterprises

The REconomy Project is looking for someone to help us map the national (and possibly regional) investment sources that are appropriate for the kinds of enterprises emerging from Transition. We want to explore gaps and opportunities in this sector and build some key relationships. This post outlines the paid work that’s on offer in the […]

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“Stay wildly ambitious” – redefining success for Generation Y

Published on June 10, 2014 in Blog with 2 Comments
“Stay wildly ambitious” – redefining success for Generation Y

Not so long ago an article entitled ‘Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy’, took the social media world by storm. It trended, was retweeted, liked and possibly even instagrammed. Its message was simple: Generation Y yuppies, those born between the 1970s and the mid 1990s, are unhappy. Robert Holtom, a young Transitioner and REconomist reviews […]

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Get your oats here! Community support helps new enterprise transform local food supply chain

Published on June 4, 2014 in Blog, Food, Inspiring enterprises with 1 Comment
Get your oats here! Community support helps new enterprise transform local food supply chain

This post by Holly Tiffen introduces the Oats Project, part of the ‘Grown in Totnes’ campaign. It’s one of the ways that Totnes entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the opportunities identified in the local Economic Blueprint. Holly pitched at the recent Local Entrepreneur Forum, asking for a range of things to help the enterprise succeed […]

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Let’s focus on local prosperity, rather than UK growth

Published on May 29, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 1 Comment
Let’s focus on local prosperity, rather than UK growth

This article was written by Karen Leach, company secretary and coordinator of Localise West Midlands, and Sarah Longlands, PhD student at the department of urban studies at Glasgow University and first published in New Start online magazine. REconomy & Localise West Midlands are part of a group of organisations currently figuring out ways to work […]

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Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition: Food, livelihoods and bridging race & class divides

Published on May 8, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 3 Comments
Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition: Food, livelihoods and bridging race & class divides

The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET) is a Transition Initiative in a diverse urban neighborhood of Boston, MA, north-eastern USA. Orion Kriegman tells us more… “We’re dedicated to strengthening community resilience and transitioning to a new economy. From our inception, JP NET has emphasized economic or “pocketbook” issues.   One of our earliest […]

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LEPs and REconomy – an opportunity or a waste of your time?

Published on April 30, 2014 in Blog, Economic enablers with 3 Comments
LEPs and REconomy – an opportunity or a waste of your time?

Shortly after the 2010 general election the new Coalition Government invited local government and businesses to form Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England. These LEPs replace the 10 Regional Development Agencies with a more “bottom up” approach to economic development. 39 LEPs have now been established across all regions in England. From a Transition and […]

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Paid work to help REconomy spread in the UK

Published on April 23, 2014 in Blog, Project news with 3 Comments
Paid work to help REconomy spread in the UK

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.   Applications […]

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

Published on April 7, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment
“Please don’t pee on my chips” says this young Transition entrepreneur

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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