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Good Intentions

DL NCVS – Good Intentions published March 2015

Good Intentions is a complexity-informed study of Neighbourhood-Based Organisations (NBOs) in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was published in March 2015 by Newcastle CVS. 437 more words


What "Buy Local" Campaigns Get Wrong

The economic thinking behind “buy local” campaigns is typically terrible. One such example is the claim that a dollar “circulates more” when you spend it locally. 287 more words


The Sugar and The Salt

“Hey Sweetie!” she ran across the weathered parking lot, beaming beneath her thick black sunglasses. “How have you been? I feel like I haven’t seen you in forever!” she landed a fat kiss on the side of the girl’s face. 1,021 more words


Transition Town and local activism - a very Lib Dem way

Last week I was invited to Transition Town Tooting’s Electing the Future event with other parliamentary candidates. A discussion based evening, rather than a hustings, there were some great ideas around improving community, controlling traffic & pollution, access to housing, green spaces, locally sourced food, better streets and independent retail environments. 392 more words

Discover Trowbridge - Our Place

Trowbridge has been recognised by central government as a community demonstrating an excellent partnership between the Town Council and the unitary authority – Wiltshire Council. 466 more words


Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution

On the eighth International Permaculture Convergence over 200 permaculture design course graduates and their mentors have gathered in Brazil.

Together, they unite 43 countries in the common goal of preparing for and mitigating our looming global crisis. 356 more words

Emerald Triangle

The Lenham Coop, RAMAC's Variation in Sustainable Code

The co-op development is a very good example of how the planning approach has developed over the last few years in seeing what will certainly happen with the major developments around Lenham. 1,232 more words