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The story of LocalSwitch; Problem, Opportunity, Solution and Mission

My colleague Ross Rabette has penned a few words on the reason for LocalSwitch and our shared mission..The LocalSwitch StoryThe problemSecond highest youth unemployment rate in EuropeOver the last six years, Ireland has seen huge changes in it's economy, which has massively impacted the economic prospects of it’s population. Over 1 in 3 young men (aged between 18-25) are now unemployed, and many more are emigrating, as they see few employment prospects in Ireland. These young people are quickly…See More
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"It's case studies like these that are vital for showing best practice to new communities whom we want to take the 'collaborative' plunge. Thanks for sharing..."
Apr 25, 2012
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LocalSwitch.ie: Creating Jobs, Lowering Costs, Raising Earnings

SO after three months of planning we've formed a development board, got a charity number and have worked out a six stage process that any village, town or suburb can use to get 'SWITCHED'. 'Switch' over to locally owned energy, food and transport infrastructure;'Switch' off energy and food imports and'Switch' on to resilient, Co2 reductive, job creating businesses.________Local Switch Associations have already formed in Borrisokane, North Tipp. Foynes, West Limerick with hundreds to follow…See More
Apr 25, 2012
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"Fiery Spirit Folk! letting you know of a new community infrastructure venture here in Ireland. We've called it LocalSwitch.ie. Check it out!"
Apr 25, 2012
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Nov 17, 2009
Nick Wilding left a comment for Michael Newham
"hi mick... welcome into fieryspirits - sorry didn't get a chance to call by the village on saturday and take up your offer... hopefully you'll find the site useful. Do post up news/views - all welcome! Best nick"
Nov 3, 2009
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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
Okay so, i'm here to find and share innovative solutions that empower communities to create and provide their own shelter, food, energy and culture is a cash/resource scarse world.

I also like chatting to people, getting to know what you're up to and feeling inspired 'cause of the dialogue!
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I'm from Cloughjordan In Tipperary, Ireland and run a CarSharing (CarClub) company called GoCar in addition to a new community owned infrastructure company called LocalSwitch..
Website:
http://www.LocalSwitch.ie

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The story of LocalSwitch; Problem, Opportunity, Solution and Mission

My colleague Ross Rabette has penned a few words on the reason for LocalSwitch and our shared mission..

The LocalSwitch Story

The problem

Second highest youth unemployment rate in Europe

Over the last six years, Ireland has seen huge changes in it's economy, which has massively impacted the economic prospects of it’s population. Over 1 in 3…

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Posted on April 30, 2012 at 22:18

LocalSwitch.ie: Creating Jobs, Lowering Costs, Raising Earnings

SO after three months of planning we've formed a development board, got a charity number and have worked out a six stage process that any village, town or suburb can use to get 'SWITCHED'. 

'Switch' over to locally owned energy, food and transport infrastructure;

'Switch' off energy and food imports and

'Switch' on to resilient, Co2 reductive, job creating businesses.

________

Local Switch Associations have already formed in Borrisokane, North Tipp. Foynes,…

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 12:18

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At 12:43 on November 3, 2009, Nick Wilding said…
hi mick... welcome into fieryspirits - sorry didn't get a chance to call by the village on saturday and take up your offer...

hopefully you'll find the site useful. Do post up news/views - all welcome!

Best
nick
 
 
 

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