Events… You’ll get what you need

Published on August 31, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
Events… You’ll get what you need

Those of you who are running Transition Enterprises will know that there is a lot of desk time involved in developing your business. A lot of this time is spent alone, moving the idea and the reality forward inch by inch. Because of this networking events can be a fantastic resource for people running enterprises. […]

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What does REconomy look like in … Linlithgow?

Published on August 27, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
What does REconomy look like in … Linlithgow?

Alan Brown of Transition Linlithgow (TL) in Scotland participated in the REconomy Event in St Andrews in October. Here, he shares his experience of the group as a start-up, and incubator and a new phase looking at longer term REconomy activities and how this feeds into other activities on the ground and regional and global issues. […]

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There’s a Quiet Energy Revolution going on

Published on August 23, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
There’s a Quiet Energy Revolution going on

This blog looks at the growth of community energy in the UK with Transition Network’s Naresh Giangrande and Chris Rowland of OVESCO who will be presenting at the Transition Network Conference. The DECC (UK Department of Energy and Climate Change) Community Energy Strategy in 2014 did a systematic assessment and found at least 5,000 community energy groups […]

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REconomy UK Project Manager – freelance contract on offer

Published on July 29, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
REconomy UK Project Manager – freelance contract on offer

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

Published on July 23, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
REconomy Reflections: Four short REconomy videos

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

Published on July 19, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
An evening at the Lambeth Local Entrepreneur Forum

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

Published on June 29, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Reflections on 5 years of REconomy, and a goodbye

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?

Published on June 26, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
Setting up a Transition Enterprise: Who is involved and how?

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

Published on June 22, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 1 Comment
The inspiring tale of the re imagining of Preston’s economy

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

Published on June 2, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
Unveiling three essential new REconomy guides for Transition groups

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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