Our Locality How Refreshing

Our Locality How Refreshing

When we first setup the ourlocality network we had global ambitions. This of course didn’t happen. What did happen though was gratifying all the same. After 5 years of operation, we are on our 3rd server and refreshed the site at least 3 times, with the latest...
Zero Waste Town Update

Zero Waste Town Update

I’ve spent the last few days doing a rapid induction and handover of the Zero Waste Town project. But it was not that long ago in August that I gave a short presentation to an invited audience and attended by the Environment Minister Richard Lochhead, who had...
The Ridge Network

The Ridge Network

The Ridge is a local community interest company with big ambitions. There’s a market gap locally in the provision of traditional and new rural skills. Training opportunities for the young and those who are not in employment are decidedly limited and difficult to...
All is revealed

All is revealed

In 2007 we launched a green rewards programme on a shoe string budget, ie less than £50k. More than a just demonstration site, the rewards rogramme developed quite quickly and attracted a clutch of positive reviews and interested imitators. However it was not the...
Integrating the Horizontal Themes

Integrating the Horizontal Themes

It does not seem so long ago that I worked on a multimillion pound project to provide support to the Romanian Ministry of Development on ways of integrating Sustainable Development into their Regional Operational Programme, regional development funds known as EU...