Let’s focus on local prosperity, rather than UK growth

Published on May 29, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 1 Comment
Let’s focus on local prosperity, rather than UK growth

This article was written by Karen Leach, company secretary and coordinator of Localise West Midlands, and Sarah Longlands, PhD student at the department of urban studies at Glasgow University and first published in New Start online magazine. REconomy & Localise West Midlands are part of a group of organisations currently figuring out ways to work […]

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Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition: Food, livelihoods and bridging race & class divides

Published on May 8, 2014 in Blog, Leadership projects with 1 Comment
Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition: Food, livelihoods and bridging race & class divides

The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET) is a Transition Initiative in a diverse urban neighborhood of Boston, MA, north-eastern USA. Orion Kriegman tells us more… “We’re dedicated to strengthening community resilience and transitioning to a new economy. From our inception, JP NET has emphasized economic or “pocketbook” issues.   One of our earliest […]

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LEPs and REconomy – an opportunity or a waste of your time?

Published on April 30, 2014 in Blog, Economic enablers with 3 Comments
LEPs and REconomy – an opportunity or a waste of your time?

Shortly after the 2010 general election the new Coalition Government invited local government and businesses to form Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England. These LEPs replace the 10 Regional Development Agencies with a more “bottom up” approach to economic development. 39 LEPs have now been established across all regions in England. From a Transition and […]

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Paid work to help REconomy spread in the UK

Published on April 23, 2014 in Blog, Project news with 3 Comments
Paid work to help REconomy spread in the UK

Having been recently awarded 3 years of funding, the REconomy Project is looking for help to inspire and support UK Transition groups who want to get involved in REconomy-type activity. The REconomy Project is part of the Transition Network (TN). This post outlines the contract for REconomy Comms & Support that’s on offer.   Applications […]

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“Please don’t pee on my chips” says this young Transition entrepreneur

Published on April 7, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment
“Please don’t pee on my chips” says this young Transition entrepreneur

Here’s a guest post from Robert Holtom, one of the young people on the 1 Year in Transition course, responding to a recent article by Liam Black “Letter to a Young Social Entrepreneur: the world needs your experience, not your iPad”. This is the first of more regular posts from Robert and other young people […]

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Community involvement with solar farms: what it means for councillors, planners and community groups

Published on March 31, 2014 in Blog, Energy, Inspiring enterprises with 2 Comments
Community involvement with solar farms: what it means for councillors, planners and community groups

Image: the largest community-owned solar farm in the UK at Westmill Solar Coop near Oxford, where 5000 local people own £16 million of solar PV. Here’s a follow on from our recent blog Scaling up Community energy: a how to guide. Originally written by Will Cortell over at Brighton Energy Cooperative.   Many places across the country […]

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Scaling up Community Energy: a how-to Guide (UK)

Published on March 20, 2014 in Blog, Energy, Inspiring enterprises with 0 Comments
Scaling up Community Energy: a how-to Guide (UK)

Originally written by Will Cottrell over at Brighton Energy Cooperative. We’ve done well. Really well. The 40-odd energy coops that exist across the country have so far raised £18m quid for spanking new renewable installations. In 2013 131 new energy coops were registered, so we’re looking forward to seeing things grow hugely in 2014. Exciting times.   Reclaiming […]

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REconomy – what’s the Wikipedia definition?

Published on March 15, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment
REconomy – what’s the Wikipedia definition?

What does reconomy mean? It’s an amazing word and we’re really excited about how it’s growing into a word of significance…. so what does it mean? It’s being used as part of the name of a few organisations, each with a slightly different vision, and each with different but often interlinked meanings. So, I wanted […]

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Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies

Published on March 12, 2014 in Blog with 4 Comments
Changing the rules of the game to help build new local economies

I often hear people say “why bother engaging at the community level (which is REconomy’s focus) given that the economic ‘rules of the game’ are rigged against the little man or little woman in the community?” Clearly some rules do favour big business such as significant tax breaks for big companies to attract inward investment […]

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One Planet Bristol – Our REconomy tale so far

Published on February 28, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments
One Planet Bristol – Our REconomy tale so far

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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