REconomy: Rethinking our Local Economy – A talk & discussion.
11th November, 2014, 7.00PM. No booking required.
Wondering how we can create more productive and meaningful livelihoods around here?
What can we learn from other communities and organisations already planning and doing this for themselves?
OUR LOCAL ECONOMY IS JUST LIKE A LEAKY BUCKET
Our local economy is full of holes; we put money in via pensions, wages and grants but much of it leaks out in the form of energy bills, supermarkets and internet shopping. All that money leaking away from the community that could contribute to local livelihoods, local businesses and training opportunities.
HOW CAN WE MEND THE BUCKET?
This community-led economic project wants to identify real local needs and the potential for new enterprises and industries that could satisfy them. Ensuring that money is kept within the area rather that ‘leaking out of the bucket’.
This can take the form of local energy or food projects, promotion of the local economy with ‘buy local’ campaigns, instigating social enterprises, or starting a new local currency.
REconomy is about creating fair and ‘just’ local economies which use natural resources efficiently and appropriately, and create enterprises and livelihoods that enhance the well-being of the local community.
FIONA WARD, founder of the Transition Network’s REconomy Project, will be sharing inspiring stories about how some Transition groups are transforming their local economies (and job prospects).
Explore what a local REconomy Project might look like in Taunton on 11th November at the Creative Innovation Centre.
Find out more about REconomy at: http://www.reconomy.org/