REconomy takes off in Europe

Published on September 22, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 0 Comments
REconomy takes off in Europe

In October 2013, the Transition national hubs of Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Latvia and the Netherlands joined forces with the UK’s REconomy Project to explore what REconomy might look like in each country. We formed a working group that met only online, and we all enjoyed the wonderful experience of learning about different countries and situations. […]

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The economy, it’s stupid

Published on September 15, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment
The economy, it’s stupid

A post by Robert Holtom. “It’s the economy stupid” was one of the taglines for Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign. And still the machinations of the economy are affecting us – conservative governments imposing austerity agendas on societies hugely dependent on public services, the banking sector resolutely not learning any lessons, and yet more of […]

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Community supported enterprise – how might that work?

Published on August 15, 2014 in Blog, Economic enablers with 2 Comments
Community supported enterprise – how might that work?

One of the REconomy Project’s aims is to find new ways that communities can provide support and investment to local enterprises, who in turn offer benefits back to the community – not just in terms of jobs – but also strengthened local resilience, minimal environmental impacts and fairer ways of trading and profit-sharing. Jay Tompt […]

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How to transform your local economy in one day

Published on July 30, 2014 in Blog, Economic enablers with 2 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 4 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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