Posts Tagged ‘Bristol Pounds’

What’s Minted in Berkshire County Stays There: Finding Reward in Local Currency (Printed)

Published on Sep 5, 2013

Berkshire County in Massachusetts has taken “buy local” to a whole new level by creating their own currency. The BerkShare is now accepted by some 400 businesses throughout that region. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores advantages for both consumers and storefronts.


The Bristol Pound (Digital and Printed)

Published on Jun 11, 2012

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Music by John Hendicott featuring Laura J Martin


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The Bristol Pound is a local currency designed to encourage and incentivise spending with local independent businesses, build stronger communities and develop more sustainability supply chains across Bristol.


Richard C. Cook : The Gaia Plan ~ Creating Local Currencies, Sustainable Community – Oct 5 2011

Uploaded on Oct 6, 2011

Robert C. Cook Interview, {Author of “We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform} Oct, 2011 One Radio Network ; Creating local currencies backed by labor, services .. and building local communities + The Gaia Plan, the Basic Income Guarantee and how we owe it to everyone on this planet the means to survive.

“A local currency provides an economic “cul-de-sac” that
keeps wealth within a community. Local money tends to stay close to home. This means that profits do not get exported via chain stores and multinational corporations. Instead, people buy and sell goods and services among themselves, with the currency being an accounting tool.”
– Michael E. Merotta

“Money can be made to serve rather than to rule, to be use—rather than profit-oriented—and to create abundance, stability, and sustainability.” … it has “the potential to be the most destructive or most creative.” – Margrit Kennedy

.. money should “empower people to care for each other and the earth.” – Christopher Bamford


Introducing Mountain-High Hours – Community Currency for the People

Published on Oct 21, 2012

Wayne Walton explains a new complementary currency that is popping up around the US. Mountain Hours, Mile High Hours, and Island Hours are just a few examples of this voluntary co-operative currency, which allows for more transactions than were previously available connecting more unmet needs with unused resources.


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