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Are social enterprises doing enough…. good?

Are social enterprises doing enough…. good?

Published on April 3, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 15 Comments

Or do we need to embrace their good work and, for those of us so inclined, push the envelope further towards a new orientation? Social enterprise is the new buzzword – and many are flocking towards it for the associations it produces. At REconomy, we’re interested in potentially raising the bar…. So, we’re experimenting with […]

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Totnes Local Economic Blueprint launched today

Totnes Local Economic Blueprint launched today

Published on March 28, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 2 Comments

This post by Rob Hopkins is replicated on Transition Culture and the Transition Network website.   Today sees the publication of what may well turn out to be one of the most important documents yet produced by a Transition initiative. Over the next few weeks we will be returning to it, to hear a range […]

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Transition Lab – preparing the next generation of REconomists?

Transition Lab – preparing the next generation of REconomists?

Published on March 20, 2013 in Blog, Education with 0 Comments

This is a guest blog post from Russell Evans of Transition Lab, based in Montrose, Colorado, USA. They are doing a wonderful experiment with  young people that incorporates the gift economy, enterprise and resilience building as he explains below…   Most of us would love to experiment with, develop, and launch new businesses that will […]

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Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works.

Why mainstream community economic development? Because it works.

Published on March 7, 2013 in Blog, Leadership projects with 4 Comments

This guest blog is from Karen Leach of Localise West Midlands, who has just completed some important research which helps grow the evidence base for community economic development. We are already referring to this work in our Economic Evaluation work. Here’s a summary of the findings and a link to the summary report.   Localise […]

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REconomy Project update, February 2013

REconomy Project update, February 2013

Published on February 28, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 2 Comments

We’re going to do a monthly or bi-monthly update with important project news. This might at some stage morph into a newsletter, but for now this is also featured in the monthly round-up over on Transition Culture, and also in the Transition Newsletter.   This month saw the public release of Shane’s TEDx talk in […]

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The community finance canvas

The community finance canvas

Published on February 28, 2013 in Blog with 2 Comments

The community finance canvas helps you produce a financial plan to bring your design for a resilient community into being. This approach has been developed by a group within Transition Sweden, through a process of trial and error. Thanks to Steve Hinton for sharing this with us, and writing this guest blog post.   The […]

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The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy

The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy

Published on February 19, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

My work at REconomy Project has inspired me to believe that a credible alternative to our current system is now emerging at an incredible rate. In this 12 minute TEDx talk I explore the unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy. The problem is that I’ve long been a fan of TED and given the opportunity to do a talk I […]

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Why does a French envelope manufacturer have 12 beehives on its roof?

Why does a French envelope manufacturer have 12 beehives on its roof?

Published on February 13, 2013 in Blog, Manufacturing with 0 Comments

This post is about Pocheco, a French envelope producer that’s committed to showing how their products can be produced more sustainably as well as more cheaply. Kitty de Bruin visited the company and spoke to them about their achievements and plans…   Pocheco are based in an old textile plant in Forest sur Marque, near […]

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The Barcelona interviews: Free money, precariousness and alternative living

The Barcelona interviews: Free money, precariousness and alternative living

Published on February 7, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

Editor’s note: This is guest piece written by Becca Thomas. I’ve been thinking that something special may well come out of the Spain, Catalonia and the Basque Country, given the current economic conditions and thee deep routed alternative cultures that exist there . When I heard that Becca was in Barcelona I asked her to […]

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Communities, cooperatives and social businesses: Towards a systemic proposal

Communities, cooperatives and social businesses: Towards a systemic proposal

Published on February 1, 2013 in Blog with 7 Comments

Editors introduction: When thinking about large scale super structures very few things have inspired me, to believe that another world is possible, quite like my visit to Mondragon Cooperative in the Basque Country, Spain. As such we’re very lucky to have this blog post written by Alejo Etchart, who was a long time worker at the Mondragon […]

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