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FREE visits to Co-operatives and Social Enterprise – 22nd June – 6th July 2013

Co-ops2020 EV booking form 20131 Co-ops2020 EV poster1 Want to find out about co-operative and enterprising ways of working? Tuesday 25 June: Moss Brook Growers Wednesday 26 June: On the Eighth Day Thursday 27 June: Kitchen on Moor Street Friday 28 June: Hulme Community Garden Centre Monday 1 July: OpenSpace Tuesday 2 July: Treestation Wednesday [...]

Our political leaders, economists and captains of industry haven’t really cottoned on, blinded by the growth story

Where are we going as a culture?

Moving towards a 21 hour working week could solve many of our most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.

Moving towards a 21 hour working week could solve many of our most pressing social, economic and environmental problems. Anna Coote, Tim Jackson and Juliet Schor outline nef’s vision.

A Sustainable Vision for Bolton – 2012-2026

At a recent Transition Town event held on 11 Feb 2012 local people got together and asked themselves.. “What will Bolton Look like in 14 years time – and how will we get there?”   The 14 year view matches Bolton Councils 14 year ‘core strategy and local development framework vision’ for the town. To [...]

What kids today really need to learn

What if we really told them the truth? Published on October 4, 2011 by Transition Voice Transition Voices http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/transition-voice/2011-10-04/what-kids-today-really-need-learn

Affordable housing starts with cheap land and it all gets better from there.

In April 2012 – people in all areas of Bolton will have new legal powers to shape their own affordable housing and many other aspects of their community. Bolton Council have to find land for 4200 affordable homes in most areas of Bolton. Do you want an affordable home? The argument for affordable housing where [...]

Transition Town Bolton LDF submission to Bolton Council – Increasing job creation, building cheaper housing with very low energy prices (£90-140/year) and addressing food poverty

27.1.12 – Original LDF submission. 14.2.12 – Updated  (see notes at the bottom of this page) To Cliff Morris (Head of the Council) Keith Davies (Director of Development and Regeneration) Tim Hill (Head of Planning) CC Julie Hilling MP, Linsey Kell, Pat Barrow, Transition Town Bolton - Without prejudice or malice.   1. We object to all policies [...]

Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All

For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the online teaching [...]

‘I chose to work in a world where people care about each other’

  http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2011/sep/30/work-world-people-care

How to downsize a transport network: the Chinese wheelbarrow

http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2012-01-03/how-downsize-transport-network-chinese-wheelbarrow-0