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Local Economies

Postby admin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:22 pm

'Local Economies' event on the 12th March, 2011.

The interactive workshop was facilitated by a trainer from the new economics foundation

We explored local economic issues from a community self help perspective, giving an introduction to tools and approaches available through nef, such as the Enterprising Communities Framework and Plugging the Leaks

Find the agenda and all the documents relating to this workshop below

NB- there is more notes below the photographs below
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Re: Local Economies

Postby admin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:23 pm

10:00
Introductions

Everyone introduced themselves and named one item that they had bought locally in the last week and 3 items from outside the area.
I have attached a table of everyone items
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Re: Local Economies

Postby admin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:24 pm

10:20
Debate: What is a sustainable local economy
Introducing Sustainable enterprising communities framework

In Groups, we filled in Sustainable Enterprising communities frameworks. I have attached the forms to this email. You can also view them on our forum:
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Re: Local Economies

Postby admin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:49 pm

11:10
Rapid tool exploration session.
Plugging the leaks.

We thought about all the inputs into the local economy and then the ways in which that money was lost – ie. The holes in the bucket.
Each group drew a bucket and added post-it notes of money coming in and money leaving the local economy.
We photographed each groups bucket. You can view the buckets on our forum:
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Re: Local Economies

Postby admin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:52 pm

We then put these leaks into themes – Leaky themes
The groups then came up with 'ideas for action' to solve these leaks.
The photographs are high resolution so you should be able to zoom in – but if you are having trouble reading any of the post-its just let me know – I still have the orginal sheets and can let you know when they say: (mark@sustainablecarlisle.org)
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Re: Local Economies

Postby admin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:51 pm

11:55
Re-imagining the high street- Our Sustainable neighbourhood
http://www.neweconomics.org/projects/five-ways-well-being
We used the 5 ways to Well-being:

... to split into groups. We discussed how our high streets could be redesigned to better enable well-being in the following subject areas -eg. Be active, connect, give, take notice, keep learning.
In my group we discussed how our high street could better help people to 'connect'.

Using this we then drew our ideas on pieces of paper and laid them out on the floor on a plan of a typical high street.

There are photos of the high street we created – below
I have also uploaded a spread sheet with some of the things that we came up with.

This provoked an excellent discussion on how to improve our public spaces and some of the ways in which they are being destroyed.
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Re: Local Economies

Postby admin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:52 pm

13:45
Social Networking and CSN communication session.

I facilitated a discussion about Social network – and where the Network (Cumbria sustainability network goes from here)

I started by saying that I was a new convert to Twitter – and yet to be convinced !
Connect

I gave some Social media facts:
1.Twitter gets more than 300,000 new users every day.
2.Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube
3.Number of Blogs has risen to 152 million by 2010.
4.More than 25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) is shared each month
5.The average social user has 195 friends
6.Number of Blogs has risen to 152 million by 2010
7.250 million New people registered on Facebook in 2010

We then listed all the social media we are currently using:
e-mail- newsletter- holistic
Direct contact
NING
telephone
website- forum
twitter
facebook
posters
local radio , paper,
google maps, you tube, blogs, wikipedia

We then talked about what prevents people from using social media more of the time- and the solutions to solve each of these issues.
Computer time (use mobile)
Broadband – lack of (gov. role out of BB)
Right forum – to much choice (links up)
Triviality (prioritising)
Trolling/ Spam (moderation)
content created (duplication- automatic)
over-load (info management, un-plug, restraint)
excluding people ( __)
Energy production / collapse (90% of emails are spam – reduce spam)

genergal discussion on Social media:
Collapse
Local versus Global
How much does social media influence? - forests – does it depend on the topic- does it influence young people more than older people?
Don't replace face to face contact
Optimum size of group for effective organisations
Perspectives + values


We then talked about CSN – Cumbria Sustainability Network
how much (was this meeting)
we thought it would be good to talk in our groups about 'how to make CSN continue to function as a network after this meeting'.
Ideas from the groups:
1.Rotate meetings
2.There should be a practical output from the meetings- eg. Demonstration, task related , eg. Fell net.
3.Shared food
4.Charge to cover the room hire
Shared specialism , skills and experiences

There could be a skills audit of the network. This could be emailed out (Bronwen volunteered to do this)

Groups could share visit and exchange.

Twice yearly

The networks strength is – lobbying and funding

Do we need to develop some aims for the network?

There was a proposal that we do this using NING forum.
Www.transitionnorthwest.ning.com

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Re: Local Economies

Postby admin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:53 pm

14:25
Sharing tools and approaches within the network

In the final session of the day we talked about tools and approaches that are already happening within the network.

Time banks and local currencies.
This group discussed alternative currencies, time banks and Credit unions. I am sorry I don't have any notes for this group – if you did take notes please upload them to this forum
The contact for this group is Howard Long (SustainableBrampton@carlisle.gov.uk)

Food
This groups talked about Brampton food network. We covered the basics of Community Supported agriculture schemes (CSA) and how these work. The scope for another veg. CSA on the west of Carlisle- perhaps between Wigton and Dalston, what would the necessary steps to make this happen? We talked about what has already been achieved in Brampton and the plans for the future.
The contact for this group is Mike Downham (mandrdownham@phonecoop.coop)

Transport (cycling and car clubs)
We talked about the common wheels car club in Kendal. Kendal now have two cars and are about to officially launch the car club in Kendal. There is also some funding available to launch car clubs in other towns in Cumbria. Ideally there would be a network of 'common wheels' car clubs across cumbria. Contact Sonny Khan for more details about car clubs (sonnykhan@hotmail.co.uk)
We also talked about cycle challenges. A cycle challenge is a scheme where local businesses compete in a friendly on line competition over 6 weeks, cycling to work and logging the number of miles they clock up. The schemes encourage new and returning cyclists to take up commuting by bicycle. The contact for this is Liz Ashburn (liz.ashburn@phonecoop.coop)

Economic Partnerships
This group talked about Brampton economic partnership. This provides a forum to enable better coordination of activities and examples. And a forum to work with other organisations.
The contact for this group is Bob Allen (r.n.allan@btinternet.com)



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