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Rio+20, Act local and include us all

Started Mar 16 0 Replies

For me, one of the primary tests of Rio+20 is whether it, or what follows, will enable all of us, active citizens and community groups to genuinely influence the futures of our own local…Continue

How good is civil society in the UK at collaborative consumption?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Green Mar 7. 1 Reply

To what extent is the community and voluntary sector in the UK aware of, open to the idea of, and opportunities available via collaborative consumption? What practical actions are being taken to…Continue

Tags: #collaborativeconsumption, #civilsociety

Building up Our Society resources

Started Nov 6, 2011 0 Replies

Two of the practical ideas for next steps suggested in our uservoice forum in the spring were:"Build a library of standard stuff we all ask about and need to know" and "build an online user-created…Continue

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Less opportunity for civil society involvement in strategic decision making?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Mowatt Jun 1, 2011. 2 Replies

Is the proposal to repeal the duty to prepare a sustainable community strategy (1)  just a healthy sign of moving to a post bureaucratic age, or if it goes ahead, likely to lead to less emphasis on…Continue


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Jeff Mowatt commented on Phil Green's event 'Gaining Power- Challenges Facing Activists'
"Phil, I'm referring to the Ning site which has been devoid of conversation for at least a month, as far as I can see."
Jul 20
Phil Green commented on Phil Green's event 'Gaining Power- Challenges Facing Activists'
"Hi Jeff, not sure which natcan group you're refering to. The event itself was quite well attended and had lots of very much wide awake and passionate discussion."
Jul 20
Jeff Mowatt commented on Phil Green's event 'Gaining Power- Challenges Facing Activists'
"Phil, The NatCan discussion group it seems is as asleep as this one. What's next. Well how about Love and Compassion. This was the starting point in efforts to change capitalism for people and planet.   "
Jul 19
Phil Green added a page to the group Co-design Our Society

Future of Our Society / sleep mode

Dear colleague,   If you’ve visited the Our Society forum in recent weeks, you’ll have noticed things have been rather quiet. If you haven’t, you’re probably among the majority. When we set up Our Society around 18 months ago the idea was to create…
Jul 10
Phil Green posted an event

Gaining Power- Challenges Facing Activists at Resource for London

July 19, 2012 all day
NatCAN and NCIA join forces to offer a day of discussion and debate that looks at the ways activists can make a difference Nationally and locally.Agenda (rough so far)10.00  Arrival and sign in10.30 Welcome and introductions to the day - Penny Waterhouse and Maxine Moar10.40 A World To Win followed by Question and Answers11.30 Group session 12.30 Lunch1.15  Welcome back - a look the afternoons events -Penny Waterhouse1.30 Activists panel and Questions and Answers 2.30 Discussion groups on…See More
Jul 8
Phil Green posted a status
"‏RT@juliandobson If you haven't read this piece by John Harris on the death of welfare, read it. http://ning.it/P5ZD4h"
Jul 3
Phil Green posted a status
"Despite appearances, Indignados are (not so) silently gaining strength, Michel Bauwens, 2nd July 2012 http://ning.it/MPIisd"
Jul 2
Phil Green posted a status
"RT@commentisfree Jimmy Wales calls for Richard O'Dwyer extradition to be stopped http://gu.com/p/38h4d/tw #SaveRichard"
Jun 26
Jeff Mowatt commented on Phil Green's group Our society international
""Share your struggles" it says above. Recenty Hillary Clinton offered a vision of a Social Impact Economy, Smart Power and the need to 'break down silos. It came soon after Marcell Theroux's documentary on  Ukraine's…"
May 27
Phil Green posted an event

Civic Day at various

June 23, 2012 all day
Civicwatch (http://www.civicvoice.org.uk/campaigns/civic-watch/) is a new survey being launched by the charity Civic Voice. Civicwatch is the civic movement’s annual contribution to discovering how proud we are of our towns, villages and cities.  Groups can download the resources they need to take part on the website.See More
May 3
Phil Green commented on Phil Green's group Our sustainable society
"Just added the event to Our Society: 24 hours of possibility which is the culmination of the Festival of transition leading up to Rio2012 "
May 2
Phil Green posted an event

24 hours of possibility at various

June 20, 2012 all day
On 20th June 2012, the longest day of the year and the day the UN Earth Summit in Rio begins, you’re invited to conduct your own real life experiment in living differently, in showing what's possible. Experiments could involve family, friends, work colleagues, fellow students or even people you’ve never met before. They could involve the whole town or they could be more personal.See More
May 2
Phil Green commented on Phil Green's group Our society international
"RT @nptechblogs: ->@NetSquared: HARASSmap: A Bold Use of Technology for Social Change http://bit.ly/JYswwE - web and mobile-based system for reporting incidents of sexual harassment in Egypt."
May 1
Phil Green replied to Phil Green's discussion Resources: Your suggestions in the group Co-design Our Society
"RT @participatory: The Role of #ParticipatoryBudgeting in Mobilising Community Assets (pdf) http://bit.ly/JMQ5pp "
Apr 29
Chris Zumbrunn joined Phil Green's group

Our society international

Share, explore and discuss learning or any other useful stuff from Our / Big / good society type intiatives around the world.
Apr 28
Paul Smith left a comment for Phil Green
"Hi Phil  - www.eventility.com is UK based not just for Cambridge I'mglad to say! If you know any group or community that needs a way to manage its membership then please check it out. we have just started offerign the ability to seel…"
Apr 19

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Sustainable Community Action wiki
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What brings you to Our Society?
Particularly interested in how ordinary citizens and communities can become co-producers and co-designers of their own futures.

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At 16:48 on April 19, 2012, Paul Smith said…

Hi Phil  - www.eventility.com is UK based not just for Cambridge I'mglad to say! If you know any group or community that needs a way to manage its membership then please check it out. we have just started offerign the ability to seel tickets for events ( cheapest payment model in the UK) and offer subscriptions. The core service is free to use which is one of the reasons we built it!

At 14:59 on April 19, 2012, Paul Smith said…

Hi Phil - thanks for the intro email. Look forward to seeing how I can help/share with my background. Based in Cambridge. My main group I run is a 800 strong cretiev network camcreative @camcreatives  and a free community platform www.eventility.com Keeps me busy...

At 17:08 on January 6, 2012, Simon Mason said…

Phil I got this from the Nat CAN site.


A brilliant idea and campaign.

Is there a way it can be posted to all the members of Our Society?

Looking forward to speaking to you re the social apps, redesigning communities and funding the process through the iSAs 4 Change.


Give us a call

07769 728149



PS couldn't upload the Radical Efficiency guide or my photo?


At 23:42 on January 5, 2012, Simon Mason said…

Thanks for the Welcome Phil. I am in Essex, so not far from you. I am also very interested in how communities can design their own solutions. I have attached the Radical Efficiency Guide from NESTA - haven't read the whole thing yet, but it extols the virtue of every community having their own Radical Efficiency Zone to redesign how society works.


I am working with a team of people to integrate this into Social Enterprise Zones and have developed a novel method by which this can become self funding called ISAs 4 Change.


Would love to meet up and swap notes and see if we can work together to see these visions come to pass.




Been trying to upload the doc all day and surprised to see it still trying hours later.


Call on 07769 728149.

At 16:43 on November 29, 2011, Joe Taylor said…

Thanks Phil - got it up on the front page of NatCAN now

Cheers Joe

At 9:53 on November 7, 2011, julian dobson said…

Hi Phil


Apologies for the delay. Your Yammer login should be phil@bigsocietynorth.org.uk which will be an alias for your normal email address. If you still have problems let me know as John is now back from his travels and may be able to help.

At 9:47 on November 2, 2011, John Durrant said…
Thanks Phil, feel free to embed the video wherever appropriate (It's a bit amateurish so I'll be getting a more professional one done at some point!)...   I'm with the children all day today so I'll have a proper look around here when I get the chance...
At 18:07 on October 30, 2011, julian dobson said…
Hi Phil - go for it! Are you on Yammer yet? It makes these conversations easier. Tweak away, but let everyone know what's happening.
At 13:45 on October 29, 2011, julian dobson said…
Sounds good to me, Phil - I'll put out a message on Yammer to see if others have any comments.
At 21:42 on May 23, 2011, Joe Taylor said…

Thanks Phil - would welcome any suggestions re improving the website

All the best - Joe


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