7 Nov 2011
Competition time! Use your creative skills and win a copy of ‘The Transition Companion’
First of all, a quick update – the REconomy project is proceeding well, and we have busy compiling a set of resources that we hope will be useful for all Transition initiatives. These will help you build a new local economy where you are, and will cover leadership, strategy and visioning, starting up new enterprises and connecting with existing businesses and other partners. We are creating a new website and linked social media (along with opportunities to meet in person) that will support wider discussion and sharing of ideas and practicalities across the Transition network. After all, we’re not exactly sure how to go about this, the process is emerging as we go and we are all learning together. There will be more news on this website launch within the next few weeks. Meanwhile we have a word/language challenge that we’d like your help with…
In previous discussions (such as this one) we have used the term ‘Transition Enterprise’ to identify one which has the attributes we feel are desirable in our new local economies, and we have drafted what we feel this attributes might be. “We’re not sure that this term ‘Transition Enterprise’ works well – it feels a bit exclusive when we consider that we want our resources and ideas to be used by communities everywhere, not just Transition initiatives. We feel that ‘social enterprise’ doesn’t fully capture all the aspects we wish to see, not do terms like ‘community enterprise’.
On the other hand we do want to be able to distinguish this kind of enterprise from other more traditional organisations. So our question is, can you think of a term that could be used to represent the ideal aspects such as Sustainable, Resilient, Social, Community-based or Local? It can be a new made up word, an acronym, whatever… Please post your suggestions below, and the one we like best will be chosen on Friday 18th November and will win a signed copy of ‘The Transition Companion’. Thanks!