Jay Tompt

Jay is a co-founder of the Totnes REconomy Centre, an associate lecturer in economics at Plymouth University as well as a regular teacher on our postrgraduate economics programmes.  He co-developed the Transition Network REconomy Project’s Local Economic Blueprint course and handbook, co-founded the REconomy Centre, and developed the Local Entrepreneur Forum model.

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Local Resilience in a Time of Crisis

For those of us working for change at local, municipal and regional scales, this is the moment when many of the solutions we’ve been promoting are needed and the conditions for building the foundations for longer term change are favourable.

May 7, 2020

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Citizen-led Economic Transition — a Four Point Framework for Guiding Action

If we’re to radically reduce the size of our carbon and ecological footprint, (something like 80% over the next couple of decades, according to experts,) while adapting to the massive challenges ahead, most of the solutions will be found at local and regional scales. This means people working together systemically to make it happen.

November 6, 2018

The Meaning of Brexit: It’s the Movement

And so there is another meaning, that Brexit represents both an explicit and implicit, (and perhaps, ironic,) repudiation of globalisation and neoliberalism.

October 25, 2016

Community supported enterprise – how might that work?

One of the REconomy Project’s aims is to find new ways that communities can provide support and investment to local enterprises, who in turn offer benefits back to the community – not just in terms of jobs – but also strengthened local resilience, minimal environmental impacts and fairer ways of trading and profit-sharing.

August 19, 2014


Urgency and the long Game

One conversation, one community event, one social enterprise, one ‘aha!’ moment at a time. And hoping for the best. This is the long game.

August 4, 2014


The Power of Communicating Stuff

Doing stuff and communicating are the yin and yang energies of every social movement.

February 20, 2014

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