In.gredients – Possibly the coolest grocery store ever

Published on February 21, 2014 in Blog, Food, Retail and wholesale with 1 Comment
In.gredients – Possibly the coolest grocery store ever

Here’s a great article about a “packaging-free grocery store” written by Beth Terry and originally posted here. We think you will find it so inspirational that you might want to start up your own in your local community. After learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on the environment and human health,  accountant Beth […]

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Making Makers Machinations

Published on February 11, 2014 in Blog, Building and housing, Manufacturing with 0 Comments
Making Makers Machinations

In this week’s guest blog James Baker (Hereford Make CIC) offers his insights into setting up ‘open to all’ workshop spaces and invites you to support the crowd funding of their exciting project.   Intro When faced with the aim of having workshops that are accessible for people to up skill-up, repair, make and have a […]

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‘Get ready to fundraise’ – a webinar to help your Transition group

Published on February 3, 2014 in Blog, How-to with 3 Comments
‘Get ready to fundraise’ – a webinar to help your Transition group

You’ve got people with ideas and enthusiasm. You’ve got at least one project ready to go, that will advance your community’s resilience.  What you don’t have are money and resources to launch your project and deliver it successfully… so you are now ready for the next phase of resilience-building:  finding resources for your collaborative community […]

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Of mulch and massages – Jonathan Dawson

Published on January 29, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments
Of mulch and massages – Jonathan Dawson

Written by Jonathan Dawson and originally posted on the Schumacher College website 25 tonnes of mulch, 25 fruit trees, a radio show, £2,000 in donations and pre-sales, a horse paddock …..and a scattering of massages and free lunches………. What do they have in common?   All were donated to the School Farm’s newly-launched community-supported agriculture […]

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How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator

Published on January 23, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment
How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator

Written by Frances Northrop, Manager, Transition Town Totnes. Originally posted on Transition Town Totnes and reposted here with permission. In September we will officially open the REconomy Centre, Totnes – a new enterprise workplace. This will mark the end of a journey that has been relatively long (over two years) but, because of the relationships […]

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The “Icelandic revolution” through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on January 13, 2014 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Mining and materials with 4 Comments
The “Icelandic revolution” through the eyes of a REconomist

What is really going on Iceland? Have they been jailing bankers, creating unprecedented press freedoms and crowd sourcing their new constitution? Thanks to Gunnar Grimsson (Citizens Foundation and Your Priorities) for his fascinating interview. His insights are key and really give a balanced, behind the scenes, view of what is happening in Iceland since the 2008 economic crash. […]

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Christmas comes early for REconomy (& 2 Transition groups)

Published on December 20, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 3 Comments
Christmas comes early for REconomy (& 2 Transition groups)

We’re delighted to announce that the Transition Network’s REconomy Project has received funding that will support our work for another 3 years, thanks to significant awards from Friends Provident Foundation and the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation.   This funding will enable us to build on our achievements of the last 2 years, and will be focused […]

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Is debt a dirty word?

Published on December 13, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance with 2 Comments
Is debt a dirty word?

Very interesting question posed in today’s guest blog from Alex Germanis of Pure Leapfrog….   In the subsequent fallout from the war on Wonga, has debt once again become the bad guy? There certainly are unpalatable consequences to bad debt, yet throughout human history we have used debt, whether in barter-based economies or today’s complex […]

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Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

Published on December 5, 2013 in Blog with 5 Comments
Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

This article was originally written by New Start magazine. We’re reposting here with gratitude and full credits given to New Start.   Across the UK places are rethinking local economic development. Recession and austerity may have prompted the rethink but, for many areas, the new economics is proving a more effective and equitable way to create […]

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REconomy is recruiting a trainer, ideally with fundraising skills

Published on November 28, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 2 Comments
REconomy is recruiting a trainer, ideally with fundraising skills

We know that one of the main challenges faced by Transition Initiative (TIs) is how to get the money and resources they need to carry out their plans. We also know that a number of TIs are looking to begin some REconomy type activity, and we want to help them raise the funds they need […]

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