Event: Guild of Independent Currencies: June Meetup

Posted Posted in Economics, Economy, Finance, Local economies, Localisation, Microfinance, Transition

Date: 15th June 2015 Time: 9:30am to 5pm Where: Exeter Quaker Meeting House. Wynards Lane EX2 4HU Cost: £5 includes lunch and refreshments The Guild of Independent Currencies has been created by the Bristol Pound (covered on sister site in 2013) to help others to launch their own independent currencies, supporting them through shared technology, best practice and with anything […]

A new citywide currency keeping money earned in city in the local economy

Posted Posted in Economy, Finance, Local economies, Microfinance, Planning, Regional economies, Transition

Above: Karen Leach from Localise West Midlands and Andy Reeve from Impact Hub Birmingham who have produced a currency note exclusive to Birmingham – see http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-could-next-city-launch-8810436. They are planning to follow the model of the existing Bristol Pound, which is currently used by 782 firms and generates £1 million of business each year. Karen Leach, coordinator at Localise West Midlands, […]

Community currencies

Posted Posted in Economics, Local economies, Localisation, Microfinance, Renewable energy, Social Enterprise, Trade, Transition, Transition Network

There are local or community currencies in several British towns, including Bath, Stroud, Totnes, Calderdale, Bristol and Brixton – and in many countries around the world. The most recent reports have come from India and South Africa. Jeremy Williams writes that with the financial system in disarray and the economic downturn, local currencies come into their own: “They are counter-cyclical: […]