alternative currency / columbia exchange circle / complementary currency / insoshi / open source

Columbia Exchange Circle on KOMU TV

The Columbia Exchange Circle was on TV yesterday… “The idea of the exchange circle is to connect community members and get people to share the skills and resources that they have in a way that does not rely on the current economy,” said Maggy Rhein, another organizer for the C.E.C. And members say that taking … Continue reading

alternative currency / austin / complementary currency / Events / onewebday

One Web Day Austin

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/Ac+DBY_Iaw%5DWe had the opportunity to talk about community currency at One Web Day. There is an archive of talks. It was neat to see Cafe Caffeine‘s customers stop in for coffee throughout the evening and stay awhile to listen in on the compelling talks about privacy online and the war for peace. A big … Continue reading

alternative currency / austin time exchange network / complementary currency / economia solidaria / lets / solidarity economics / time bank / ussf

Solidarity Economy at USSF

Unfortunately, I haven’t blogged much on my experience at the US Social Forum. in short, it was great and I recommend attending any one you can get to. Hopefully Iĺl follow up on that statement. I have multiple social interests, so my time was divided. I also attended as part of a family vacation, so … Continue reading

alternative currency / complementary currency / lets / solidarity economics / time bank

Almost a million Berkshares in circulation

There are about 844,000 BerkShares in circulation, worth $759,600 at the fixed exchange rate of 1 BerkShare to 90 U.S. cents, according to program organizers. The paper scrip is available in denominations of one, five, 10, 20 and 50. In their 10 months of circulation, they’ve become a regular feature of the local economy. Businesses … Continue reading