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by whartonski
Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: House Buying Collective????
Replies: 0
Views: 1261

House Buying Collective????

Spinning off from Andy Hamilton's eco village post, here's the idea: In brief, form house-buying collectives of as many people as possible & see whether that collective bargaining power can be used to persuade councils and other housing authorities to offer in bulk properties in 'undesirable' areas*...
by whartonski
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Green building/eco village in Bristol. Fancy it???
Replies: 76
Views: 35936

Re: Green building/eco village in Bristol. Fancy it???

Thinking about this a bit more, is there any mileage in scoping to see if there's demand for self-build groups across the UK & how to set up online support mechanisms? Does this exist elsewhere? This site does seem to have good traffic, so could possibly make a successful go at this. On another tack...
by whartonski
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Green building/eco village in Bristol. Fancy it???
Replies: 76
Views: 35936

Re: Green building/eco village in Bristol. Fancy it???

These guys could be useful for finance: http://www.ecology.co.uk/ Sounds like the sort of thing that needs a co-ordinator to lead on. I reckon a business plan could be: 1) Get expressions of interest from seriously interested individuals. 2) Do a skills audit. (reckon lawyers would be useful for ini...
by whartonski
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: free eco business franchise
Replies: 0
Views: 1275

free eco business franchise

New concept in sustainable public transport is seeking enthusiastic, determined, persuasive individuals able to commit 20 hrs or so a week on developing the concept in their patch. An interesting ethical business opportunity for the right individual. See: www.fellowtravellers.co.uk for website. Emai...
by whartonski
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: demand responsive system needs promoting
Replies: 0
Views: 1185

demand responsive system needs promoting

Hi Please visit

www.fellowtravellers.co.uk & be sure to forward on the site link to any friends, newsletters, etc.

I'm struggling to build up the momentum to get the thing rolling so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
by whartonski
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: self-sufficient public transport
Replies: 5
Views: 760

self-sufficient public transport

Hi Not quite self-sufficiency, but moving in that direction. I am trying to organise/promote the fellowtravellers concept, but 3 of my key assumptions have proved wrong. 1. That the national and local media would give acres of space to an environmental/ public transport story. 2. That local councils...