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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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Is debt a dirty word?

Is debt a dirty word?

Published on December 13, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance with 2 Comments

Very interesting question posed in today’s guest blog from Alex Germanis of Pure Leapfrog….   In the subsequent fallout from the war on Wonga, has debt once again become the bad guy? There certainly are unpalatable consequences to bad debt, yet throughout human history we have used debt, whether in barter-based economies or today’s complex […]

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Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

Published on December 5, 2013 in Blog with 5 Comments

This article was originally written by New Start magazine. We’re reposting here with gratitude and full credits given to New Start.   Across the UK places are rethinking local economic development. Recession and austerity may have prompted the rethink but, for many areas, the new economics is proving a more effective and equitable way to create […]

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French REconomy evening brings together 80 people

French REconomy evening brings together 80 people

Published on October 24, 2013 in Blog with 3 Comments

French REconomy evening brings together 80 people from the Paris region in September 2013: Corinne Coughanowr, Transition Paris/France   A number of us in France have been watching with great interest the REconomy Project emerging and unfolding in the U.K. The REconomy Project Day held in September 2012, right before the Transition Conference in London, was […]

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How I make money: by Tom Badley, Artist

How I make money: by Tom Badley, Artist

Published on October 18, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments

Today we have a very welcome guest post from Tom Badley who is a currency designer at Sustainable Currencies. This is a pretty rare bread of individual with an intriguing insight into the design of money. Enjoy! …….. Tom: I’ve always loved to make money. I started in primary school, where I made a series of […]

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The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

Published on October 10, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments

This is a great guest post by Davie Philip from Cultivate. He gives some very real and practical examples of the sharing economy in his community. At REconomy we are lucky enough to see more and more inspirational enterprises and projects popping up all over but very few examples like this of a collection of […]

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East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

Published on October 4, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments

We’re very grateful for this guest post from Philip Revell of Sustaining Dunbar:  A few months ago Sustaining Dunbar and East Lothian Council organised an event to look at the local economy. The idea was to get participants from a range of backgrounds together, inspire them with the possibilities offered by moving to a more locally […]

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Building Economies of Repair: Circular or Linear?

Building Economies of Repair: Circular or Linear?

Published on September 18, 2013 in Blog, Manufacturing, Mining and materials, Retail and wholesale with 0 Comments

We’re grateful for today’s guest post by Michelle Bastian from the Sustaining Time project, which addresses the most intriguing question ’What is the time of a sustainable economy?’The project is based around the idea that different kinds of economic systems seem to be associated with different kinds of time. For example, industrial capitalism with clock time, and late capitalism with a speeded up, 24/7 […]

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Creating jobs and tackling worklessness – who (and where) are the innovators?

Creating jobs and tackling worklessness – who (and where) are the innovators?

Published on July 9, 2013 in Blog, Services with 0 Comments

Guest post from Laura Gardiner, Policy Adviser – Innovation in Jobs, Nesta. Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, has been exploring the ways in which organisations and individuals are innovating to create jobs and tackle worklessness.  We began this process in our Making It Work report that was published last October, and we’ve now gathered all […]

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The edge between protest & prototyping solutions

The edge between protest & prototyping solutions

Published on June 28, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

As you likely know, we at REconomy are focused on solutions, and so we’re very excited about this guest post from Kate Macdonald (News Co-ordinator with Timebanking UK) that discusses the world of protest and the moment when protest becomes an incubator and motivator to create new ways of acting rather than just protesting against the […]

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