Birmingham Newsroom: find it and buy it from local businesses to help the local economy

Posted Posted in City council, Council, Economy, Employment, Food, Globalisation

Birmingham Newsroom, Birmingham City Council’s online press office writes about Find it in Birmingham, the city council’s procurement portal where the goods and services the council needs to go about its business are bought, aiming to make sure the Birmingham pound is kept local.  Councillor Majid Mahmood, cabinet member for value for money and efficiency, has talked about how the […]

Is the priority to expand world trade or to build on the resilience of communities?

Posted Posted in Biodiversity, Books and articles, Economics, Energy, Environment, Food, Globalisation, Local economies, Planning, Procurement, Regional economies, Renewable energy, Transition

Fleming, second left, discussing the working of an experimental rocket stove – to capture heat with clean combustion – at Transition Town Louth, Lincolnshire (The Times) In Lean Logic, David Fleming asks: “Is the priority to expand world trade, to push ahead with the global market, or to build on the resilience of communities, to protect them from the turbulence […]