The edge between protest & prototyping solutions

Published on June 28, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment
The edge between protest & prototyping solutions

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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How do we organise to create a new local economy?

Published on June 19, 2013 in Blog with 22 Comments
How do we organise to create a new local economy?

One of the biggest challenges to human beings living sustainably on the planet is not so much about the technology or lack of resources- its more about how we can work together and organise ourselves to respond to the collective challenges we face. So many of the challenges of today require us to work things […]

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The People’s Design Lab – taking the un-recyclable out of your bin

The People’s Design Lab – taking the un-recyclable out of your bin

Guest post from Emma Hallett (Project Manager) at Design Lab about an exciting project: Recycling is one of the most widely adopted environmental actions in the UK – three-quarters of us see ourselves as “committed recyclers”.  However, even when you have done all you can to reduce, reuse and recycle items, there can be a frustrating amount […]

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Experimental currency in Sweden

Published on June 6, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments
Experimental currency in Sweden

We’re very happy to have a guest blog post from Stephen Hinton (who is a member of Transition Sweden) about their experimental currency. It’s great to know that both Phil and Stephen attended some of the sessions at the REconomy Day  and Transition Network Conference including the complimentary currency session.     Does your local […]

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ClearlySo and raising capital for social enterprises

Published on May 28, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 0 Comments
ClearlySo and raising capital for social enterprises

Simon Evill is social business manager for ClearlySo, the gatekeeper to its capital raising services and consultant to new members. Here he gives a timely review of ClearlySo’s activities in the social enterprise sector and delivers some useful advice to social entrepreneurs looking for investment to scale up.     ClearlySo is a financial intermediary […]

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Carbon Leapfrog and support for community energy projects

Published on May 20, 2013 in Blog, Energy with 1 Comment
Carbon Leapfrog and support for community energy projects

We are at an interesting junction in the evolution of community energy in the UK. The path to creating ownership of energy generation at the local level has never been easy, but as we make our way through 2013, it seems that the government has finally awakened to the cause, and community energy groups are […]

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30 maps to help local change-makers and community organisers

Published on May 1, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Food, Transport with 3 Comments
30 maps to help local change-makers and community organisers

Mapping a community’s needs and resources is one of the first things that many community groups do, when beginning their journey into local change-making. See also this post from the Transition Network that positions community mapping within the context of lots of other “ingredients” needed for community change-making (The term ‘ingredients’ is the Transition term for […]

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Herefordshire Economic Evaluation – reports now available

Published on April 29, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 4 Comments
Herefordshire Economic Evaluation – reports now available

If you have been following the Economic Evaluation work (called the Local Economic Blueprint in Totnes and TEEconomy in Herefordshire), then you will know we have been piloting the process in 3 areas: Totnes in South Devon representing a market town; Brixton in London, representing an inner city area; and Herefordshire as a rural county. […]

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Reconomy Project update, March & April 2013

Published on April 27, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 0 Comments
Reconomy Project update, March & April 2013

This is 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.   Economic Evaluation reports emerge into the light! In March we were delighted to […]

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The inspiring response of a place when told it probably won’t exist in 20 years

Published on April 24, 2013 in Blog with 2 Comments
The inspiring response of a place when told it probably won’t exist in 20 years

This is a guest post from Filipa Pimentel, the Transition Network national hubs co-ordinator and she’s from Portugal. This is based on an email that she recently sent, and which I found moving and inspiring – so Filipa kindly agreed to share it with you…   Hi all, I am going through a very intense […]

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