Community Currencies & Barter Networks

Groups organized to facilitate exchange of goods and services without the use of national, government-issued currency.

cross-posted from Unicorn Riot

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

cross-posted from FairCoop

It’s time to take control of our lives. Now is the time. We are building a socioeconomic system by the people and for the people, totally decentralized, open, cooperative and managed horizontally by all of its participants and taking all the decisions in assembly form. Meet and participate.

Experience freedom

This is the map of a new way of approaching economics. It is not a theory. It is working

Movements & Struggles: 

When you think of the work that needs to be done in order to transition to a restorative society, one that solves problems rather than creates them, one that regenerates living systems – what do you think of? Chances are there's plenty of such work to be done, all around us. And chances are that opportunities to get jobs doing that work are few and far between. But what if we built our new economy on exactly that work? We can.

Regions: 
Movements & Struggles: 
The Hudson Valley Current is an example of a local alternative currency or a complementary currency.
Regions: 
Movements & Struggles: 

 

"You can never awaken using the same system that put you to sleep in the first place." -Gurdjief-

Regions: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 
Matthew Slater sums up his experiences visiting European ecovillages. He considers their strengths and presents questions aimed at addressing the lack of financing and true economic alternatives within the ecovillage movement.
Regions: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Damanhur Ecovillage in northern Italy provides a model of a new civilization and society based around cooperation and solidarity.
Regions: 
Economic Sectors: 

[Editor's note: In this presentation from The Sustainable Economies Law Center's 5th Annual Fall Celebration, SELC's staff presents a comprehensive vision of a Cooperative Economic future and, more importantly, lays out concrete steps that can be taken in order to arrive there.  As an additional bonus, the presentation is creative and entertaining.  Enjoy!  (The show starts at 1:50 and runs until 35:52)]

Regions: 
Movements & Struggles: 

cross-posted from Shareable

Visions & Models: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

this article originally appeared on Paul Glover's website (re-printed with permission).

Institutions & Structures: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

By Mira Luna, Shareable.net

Local currencies generally develop for one of two reasons — the desire for local economic control (for a variety of reasons, from democracy to sustainability to social justice,) and a scarcity of national currency. In the current situation, both reasons weigh heavy.

Institutions & Structures: 
Economic Sectors: 
The real economy is people.
Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

David Roach is doing incredibly important work in Oakland with Mo' Better Food, schools, intergenerational learning, farmer's markets, and other things.  He was our incredible improvisational tour guide of Oakland.

What if money wasn't so fast and slippery?
Institutions & Structures: 
Economic Sectors: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Community Currencies & Barter Networks