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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The “Everything-you-could-ever-want-to-know-about-the-Exeter-Pound” Podcast

Published on May 26, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 2 Comments
The “Everything-you-could-ever-want-to-know-about-the-Exeter-Pound” Podcast

Local currencies are being developed in locations around the world. An inspiring, effective and influential part of REconomy work within communities. Exeter, in the UK, is due to launch later this year. Rob Hopkins visited the team to hear more. A couple of weeks I took the short train ride to Exeter to meet Ian, Melanie, […]

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Unleashing the potential for REconomy events everywhere

Published on May 18, 2015 in Blog with 1 Comment
Unleashing the potential for REconomy events everywhere

The REconomy Project’s ‘Events Toolkit for Transition Initiatives’ has just been launched. It is one of three new ‘how to’ guides that the REconomy Project has produced. The events toolkit shares learning (about what works, and what doesn’t), outlines essential tasks, and provides a ‘pick and mix’ menu of event modules that can be used […]

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Practical guides for community economic change

Published on May 15, 2015 in Blog, How-to, Resource type with 5 Comments
Practical guides for community economic change

A trio of ‘how to guides’ has been launched by the REconomy Project. Focusing on running events, starting enterprise and resourcing core activities, these booklets have been designed for use by Transition Initiatives and other groups working on local economy projects and other related activities. The guides have been researched and written using experience from […]

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The 8 Paradigm Shifts at the Heart of REconomy

Published on May 8, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 2 Comments
The 8 Paradigm Shifts at the Heart of REconomy

For the next two months on the Transition Network website we will be talking REconomy, looking in depth at this aspect of Transition which is about creating new enterprises, new economies, new livelihoods.  We’ll talk to entrepreneurs, to people in local authorities embracing this approach, to people about to launch local currencies, to people around the world […]

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Now you see it, now you do

Published on April 24, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Now you see it, now you do

At the recent Devon Convergence: Forum for New Local Economies I was delighted to be reminded of the value of running events with visual artists. These skilful ‘note takers’ (Tem Gunawardena and Camilla Yuil) were both part of the momentum of the day as well as the record keepers, not just of key moments but […]

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£5,000 available for communities developing plans for economic development

Published on March 30, 2015 in Blog with 2 Comments
£5,000 available for communities developing plans for economic development

New support is being launched this week for communities and organisations in England to develop local economic plans and strategies. From 1st April, grants of up to £5,000, practical advice and expertise will be available for 50 groups. So if you are a Transition Initiative in England working on REconomy-type activities this fund could provide […]

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Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

Published on February 28, 2015 in Blog with 2 Comments
Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

Transition US is delighted to be part of the second cohort of national Transition hubs (along with Brazil, Mexico, Germany, and Portugal) to be receiving mentoring and support from Transition Network to bring REconomy to our country. We believe REconomy provides an important complement to the diverse, innovative work to build just and regenerative economies […]

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Working up and testing an idea for a Transition Enterprise

Published on February 25, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Working up and testing an idea for a Transition Enterprise

Welcome to the second in a series of blogs about the process of starting a Transition Enterprise. The bulk of this content will form a downloadable guide to starting a Transition Enterprise that will be available shortly. In the first blog  we defined a Transition Enterprise and looked at the very early stages in the […]

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