REc Roadtrip – Porritt says Durham’s economic strategy is unbelievably damaging

Published on August 28, 2012 in Blog, Food with 0 Comments
REc Roadtrip – Porritt says Durham’s economic strategy is unbelievably damaging

Yet another beautiful city, is there something about Transition starting up in the more scenic parts of our country? Here in Durham I come across my first Transition Fruit Group, and when I met Jules he was delightedly clutching the papers of incorporation for the brand new enterprise Fruitful Durham which has just emerged blinking […]

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REc Roadtrip – Marsden and Slaithwaite T-Towns: a grower, a baker and a candlestick maker

Published on August 22, 2012 in Blog, Food, Retail and wholesale with 1 Comment
REc Roadtrip – Marsden and Slaithwaite T-Towns: a grower, a baker and a candlestick maker

You might know this place from the movies (well, the Transition Movie 2.0), or from the recent Hairy Biker series that helped establish a meals on wheels service. Or even a setting for Last of the Summer Wine or Where the Heart is. It’s got quite a profile for a small place – Slaithwaite (say […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Norwich and a working CSA model

Published on August 17, 2012 in Blog, Food with 0 Comments
REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Norwich and a working CSA model

Norwich is a beautiful city, second only to London in importance until the industrial revolution. Within the city boundary live 137,000 inhabitants, but ‘greater Norwich’ – which includes the urban fringes – is more like 230,000. I learn from Chris that it has a strong shoe making history along with textiles and weaving, and “the […]

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Coaching & other professional services

Published on August 11, 2012 in Updates with 0 Comments
Coaching & other professional services

There’s a wide range of organisations that offer professional services aimed at entrepreneurs and new enterprises, usually on a fee-based arrangement. Some of these are listed in the Help for entrepreneurs from other organisations section.   It’s not our intent to keep track of all of these organisations, but to highlight the kind of support […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – Sustaining Dunbar, a sustainable model for others?

Published on August 6, 2012 in Blog, Energy, Food, Transport with 0 Comments
REconomy Roadtrip – Sustaining Dunbar, a sustainable model for others?

Dunbar is a small seaside town about 30 miles south east of Edinburgh. Having played a role in the historic wars of our island (once a safe haven for Mary Queen of Scots), it more recently was the birthplace of the ‘world’s first environmentalist’ John Muir before his move to America. It has around 8,000 […]

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The awakening economic giants and the oncoming shift change

Published on July 25, 2012 in Updates with 0 Comments
The awakening economic giants and the oncoming shift change

Features of the new economy…. and the awakening of the sleeping giants of economic shift change   Many of you will know that the Transition Network has unleashed the beast, opened Pandora’s box and embarked on an economics adventure. This session will introduce you to this adventure and the REconomy Project, which was set up […]

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Have local currencies got it wrong?

Published on July 25, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 38 Comments
Have local currencies got it wrong?

Guest Post by Simon Carter who’s working with Transition in Tewkesbury                         Here in Tewkesbury I am very keen to introduce an alternative currency, but upon reflection I have no desire to name it the Tewkesbury Pound in the tradition of the Totnes Pound, the Stroud, Lewes or Brixton Pound & very soon now the Bristol […]

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REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Maidenhead

Published on July 24, 2012 in Blog, Energy, Food with 0 Comments
REconomy Roadtrip – Transition Maidenhead

My first stop is Maidenhead, near Reading, a wealthy commuter town of around 60,000 residents, deep in the heart of the Thames Valley. My first impression of the town (based only on a drive from the station out to the beautiful village of Cookham) was of large, featureless brick buildings – a Travelodge, Sainsbury’s, Odeon […]

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What’s the definition of a Transition Bank?

Published on July 17, 2012 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments
What’s the definition of a Transition Bank?

A post by Shane Hughes. Our banks engage in industrial scale fraud and are more destructive than most of us realise, underming the transiton to a vibrant and resilient world. Given that mainstream banking reform fiddles around the edges, should (or could) our community groups proactively create the banks and banking system we want? Here’s […]

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Transition Durham, REconomy and me

Published on July 11, 2012 in Blog with 0 Comments
Transition Durham, REconomy and me

Why is this a personal Transition Journey? Well  it’s easy to recall when, where and why this started – in June 2010 at Alington House in Durham I attended a Co-operative UK event which incorporated a workshop called ‘Plan Bee’, where I would be able to learn more about keeping my own bees… however as […]

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