Localise West Midlands is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes a localised approach to supply chains, money flow, ownership and decision-making for a more just and sustainable economy.
What’s New (for older items scroll down)
Facts, figures and concepts for community economies: not quite in a nutshell, but in a nifty infographic (MCED)
Our new logo has been professionally designed for us by Martin Harris. Our thanks to Martin for his time and skills.
Mainstreaming Community Economic Development for inclusion, redistribution and local diversity: Reports now available (Feb 2013)
Oct 2012 – See Phil Beardmore’s excellent blog for RAWM (external link) on how local Green Deal approaches are managing to incorporate the localised delivery approach we have been promoting.
Lovely new LWM timeline – poster of what sorts of things we’ve done over our ten years! Thanks to our volunteer Natalie Moreland for creating this.
Report of our 10th anniversary speaker event – Progressing a Better Economy in the WM – 18th October 2012 involving nef’s Great Transition director Tim Jenkins and LWM’s founder Colin Hines.
What next for local democracy after the mayors referendum? Our blog (May 2012) reflecting on the results and where next. Before the referendum we produced with Birmingham Press a briefing – Facts on Mayor vs Leader/Cabinet systems . Also as pdf for printing.
We heard in January 2012 we have a small core grant for the next two years from Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation. We are very grateful to the Foundation for this as it bolsters our ability to deliver core activity considerably.
LWM now offers assistance for companies to achieve the internationally accepted environmental management standard, ISO 14001 (new website)
LWM supports the campaign to save Birmingham’s markets. Join us.