24 Jun '11, 12pm

How Localization Can Help Revive Our Economies : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

From communities adopting cooperative business models to young people declaring "Share or Die" , we've seen some innovative and resourceful responses to economic downturn. Now Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Town movement, has a great piece over at The Guardian's sustainable business section on why localism may hold the key to economic revival , and how Transition groups are helping to spearhead very real, very significant job creating initiatives on a local level: So what are Transition groups doing on the ground in 2011 to make this happen? Lewes recently raised £307,000 from a community share launch which will create the UK's first community solar-power station on the roof of a local brewery. Transition Town Kingston has set up a new food co-op delivering vegetable boxes to local households. Transition Norwich is building a new flour mill and new community farms,...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/localization-revi...

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