On the Money: A 5-day workshop on tools for the design of community currencies

Jun 01, 2010 Comments Off on On the Money: A 5-day workshop on tools for the design of community currencies by

organised by Findhorn College

The way that money works today is one of the great invisible (to most) drivers of our rapacious earth – and community-devouring economy. So much so that Richard Douthwaite has said:

“If people living in an area cannot trade among themselves without using money issued by outsiders, their local economy will always be at the mercy of events elsewhere. The first step is for any community aiming to become more self-reliant is therefore to establish its own currency system”.

It is with this very much in mind that Findhorn College has created a 5-day course in community currency design called On The Money that runs from August 14 – 18 2010 in the Findhorn ecovillage – please visit the events’ website for more details and to download a flyer. The week will be held by currency designers, John Rogers and Jonathan Dawson, and includes teleconference presentations and discussions involving Richard Douthwaite, Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer.

Events with Feasta member participation

About the author

Caroline Whyte collaborated with Richard Douthwaite on an online update of his book Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies in an Unstable World in 2002-3 and went on to study ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden in 2005-6, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She compiled the conclusion for Feasta's 2011 book Fleeing Vesuvius and was a contributor to the Feasta Climate Group's book Sharing for Survival in 2012. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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