localisation

Local Economic Blueprint highlights potential of community resilience

From Rob Hopkin's blog at Transition Culture...

bpcovToday sees the publication of what may well turn out to be one of the most important documents yet produced by a Transition initiative.  Over the next few weeks we will be returning to it, to hear a range of perspectives on it, and hope it will generate debate and discussion.  The document is the ‘Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint‘, and you can download it for free here.  The Blueprint is the first attempt that I am aware of to map in detail a local economy and to put a value on the potential benefits of an increased degree of localisation.  If you like, it identifies “the size of the prize” of Transition.

Here Fiona Ward of the REconomy Project introduces the Blueprint:

Economic localisation has often been argued from a range of perspectives, such as being a better way forward and being more sustainable, but rarely has the economic case to back it up been clearly set out.  The Blueprint concludes that:

Farmer in Chief - Changing Food, Changing Climate, Addressing Peak Oil

Here is the video of Michael Pollan being interviewed on Web 2.0 Summit. When you have watched this to the end, and been inspired by the possibilities, take a look at www.ooooby.com and specifically the Ooooby Store

 

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If you don't have fast broadband, you can get some of the information from the following letter to the President (Which obama read and quoted from just prior to the election). The letter doesnt however talk about the exciting changes at the social level, which is where the opportunities are for people involved in initiatives like Transition Towns.Michael Pollan, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, is the Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Source: Eco Literacy » Read more

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