Inspiring urban agricultural enterprise’s story of success…

Published on November 15, 2013 in Blog, Food with 0 Comments
Inspiring urban agricultural enterprise’s story of success…

The Severn Project is a social enterprise and Community Interest Company that was founded by Steve Glover (blog author) in April 2010 with start up capital of just £2,500. The farm has been through the most amazing progress and it’s story of success tells us loud and clear that it is possible to have it […]

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Glastonbury & Street REconomy Project: 1st stakeholder meeting

Published on November 4, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments
Glastonbury & Street REconomy Project: 1st stakeholder meeting

On Wednesday 4th September 2013 the first stakeholder meeting of the Glastonbury & Street REconomy project was held at the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury. This was an invitation-only meeting to initiate a REconomy Project in the local communities. Funding for the event had been generously provided by Martin Stanley of the Holly Hill Trust. […]

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New group of national hubs to explore REconomy in 5 different countries

Published on October 29, 2013 in Blog with 2 Comments
New group of national hubs to explore REconomy in 5 different countries

The Transition national hubs of Belgium (Reséau Transition Wallonie-Bruxelles), Croatia, Italy, Latvia and the Netherlands have joined forces with the UK’s REconomy Project to explore what REconomy might look like in each country. Here is our approach to this project.   Each participant will produce a high level proposal that lays out things like the […]

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French REconomy evening brings together 80 people

Published on October 24, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment
French REconomy evening brings together 80 people

A number of us in France have been watching with great interest the REconomy Project emerging and unfolding in the U.K. The REconomy Project Day held in September 2012, right before the Transition Conference in London, was catalytic and memorable. As we began preparing last spring for our regional festival for Transition and Permaculture – […]

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How I make money: by Tom Badley, Artist

Published on October 18, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 5 Comments
How I make money: by Tom Badley, Artist

Today we have a very welcome guest post from Tom Badley who is a currency designer at Sustainable Currencies. This is a pretty rare bread of individual with an intriguing insight into the design of money. Enjoy! …….. Tom: I’ve always loved to make money. I started in primary school, where I made a series of […]

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The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

Published on October 10, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments
The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

This is a great guest post by Davie Philip from Cultivate. He gives some very real and practical examples of the sharing economy in his community. At REconomy we are lucky enough to see more and more inspirational enterprises and projects popping up all over but very few examples like this of a collection of […]

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East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

Published on October 4, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments
East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

We’re very grateful for this guest post from Philip Revell of Sustaining Dunbar:  A few months ago Sustaining Dunbar and East Lothian Council organised an event to look at the local economy. The idea was to get participants from a range of backgrounds together, inspire them with the possibilities offered by moving to a more locally […]

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Building Economies of Repair: Circular or Linear?

Published on September 18, 2013 in Blog, Manufacturing, Mining and materials, Retail and wholesale with 0 Comments
Building Economies of Repair: Circular or Linear?

We’re grateful for today’s guest post by Michelle Bastian from the Sustaining Time project, which addresses the most intriguing question ‘What is the time of a sustainable economy?’The project is based around the idea that different kinds of economic systems seem to be associated with different kinds of time. For example, industrial capitalism with clock time, and late capitalism with a speeded up, 24/7 […]

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The top new players disrupting the banking system

Published on September 9, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 2 Comments
The top new players disrupting the banking system

I recently read an article called the “Top 10 New Players Competing with Banks“, which in part inspired me to write this, not least, as it’s clear to many that some new “players” are not just competing with the banks but redefining the playing field and promising to disrupt the banking system as whole.   […]

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REconomy Project update, July 2013

Published on July 31, 2013 in Blog, Project news with 0 Comments
REconomy Project update, July 2013

This is a regular 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 Network, and also in the Transition Newsletter.   We have just published the final part of the Economic Evaluation/Blueprint trilogy (is that a […]

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