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In our global financial system, "normal" money (such as New Zealand Dollars) is created as interest-bearing debt. This exacerbates inequality, weakens community ties, and destroys the planet.
TimeBank members earn hours of credits by providing services and spend credits by receiving help from others.
Local Exchange Trading Systems are membership-based mutual credit system, where trades are made using points rather than money.
Local money--also known as local currency or complementary currency--is a way to promote local trade through a non-dollar alternative.
Also known as the genuine wealth system, savings pools are informal private groups where members support each other through interest-free savings and loans.
Co-operatives are businesses that are owned and run by and for members, using democratic processes to give all members a say.
Social enterprises use a commercial model for the primary purpose of having a positive social and/or environmental impact.
18 Mar 2018, 12:17
Happen Films' newest full-length documentary features Living Economies Trustees Phil Stevens and…
2 Apr 2017, 12:17
Living Economies three-day Expo has been a great success.
1 Aug 2012, 12:17
Rose Diamond, author of True Wealth, interviews NZ-based researcher Emma McGuirk about TimeBanks.
19 Jun 2012, 12:17
When local businesses issue a multi-party, reusable gift voucher (local money), they can help retain…