“We need not petition Congress and we need not waste time to denounce bankers, for they can neither help nor hinder our natural right to extend credit to each other, and this is the perfect basis for a money system.”E.C. Riegel (1879-1953)
What We Do
We’re an international, multi-lingual, cross-disciplinary network of mutually-supportive monetary activists, promoters, practitioners, coders, researchers and change makers.
We collaborate on the design, implementation, research, training and dissemination of best practices in complementary currency systems.
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10-14 May 2017
4th International Conference on Social & Complementary Currency Systems in Barcelona, Spain
12 December 2016
Money and Society Summit in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
6 October 2016
DigiPay 4 Growth Conference in Vienna, Austria.
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I’m so sorry to report that all humans experienced a huge loss today, in the death of the wonderful Cheri Maples. Cheri was a friend and mentor to me, a leader in starting and developing the Dane County Timebank, especially the TimeBank Youth Court, in-prison mindfulness training, prison homecoming projects, and so much more. I…read more
Chelsea is a small municipality located in the province of Quebec, Canada, about 20 minutes drive from Ottawa. In 2015, Chelsea implemented the first school participatory budgeting (PB) project in North America that involved three elementary schools and a community center. The Meredith Community Centre allocated a small portion of its budget for this pilot project, and the schools mobilized the students to deliberate and make decisions on how to allocate those funds.
The Chelsea schools’ participatory budgeting is unique for four reasons:
Our latest exhibition was by a group of girls from the Baytree Centre, a local hub on Brixton Road where women and girls can access support through education, training and social programmes. They worked with homeless people in Brixton to create an exhibition showcasing their perspectives, with support from the Brixton Soup Kitchen. They showcased the pictures […]read more
Written by Positive Money on July 26, 2017. Bank of England warned of complacency over the big rise in personal debt. In its toughest warning yet about the possibility of a rerun of the financial crisis that devastated the economy 10 years ago, Bank of England...read more
In this episode we spoke with Rob Hopkins, the founder and figurehead of the Transition Movement, which is a grassroots community project aiming to increase self-sufficiency and address the ecological and economic crises currently faced by humanity. Hopkins is based in Totnes, Devon, which is a small town in the southwest of England. Totnes was the first town to begin the transition initiative, and there are now over fifty towns across the world that are part of the larger Transition Network.
Q&A with Scholar Juliet Schor on the Striking Differences Between Nonprofit and For-profit Sharing Enterprises
It’s easy to group all enterprises that promote “sharing” into a single category. New technology has made it much easier for people to share almost everything — cars, houses, work spaces, just to name a few. There’s really no shortage of ways that people can pool resources. But there’s a huge difference in the goals between for-profit sharing economy companies like Uber and Airbnb and nonprofit groups like tool libraries, time banks, and makerspaces.
Over three years of research on urban sustainability at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research in Israel, it became apparent to us that sharing is an innovative and promising avenue for creating a lifestyle that is far more sustainable than our current lifestyles. Israel has experience with sharing in the rural context, through the establishment of the agricultural “kibbutzim” model.
Hello HUMANs! We are in the process of gearing up for a membership drive and a big push forward on the HUMANs (Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks) cooperative infrastructure. And working with upcoming pilot sites to build and support each other in step-by-step development. It’s a great time to join in and help shape…read more