Community Currencies & Barter Networks

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

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?
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Alternative currencies can keep an economy afloat
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Toronto's community currency suggests possibilities for building community economic security in the face of the destabilizing effects of global climate change.
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The Humboldt Exchange Community Currency
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A pictoral history of Depression-era scrip. Fascinating information about the historical uses of community currency in the U.S.
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Local currencies and the "Slow Money" Movement. By Cliona O Conaill.
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The "Really Really Free Market" challenges neoclassical definitions of the word "free" and creates gift economies in communities across the U.S.
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The unMoney Convergence is an interactive (un)conference on the systemic transformation of money and its connection to the social transformation of the planet as a whole. 
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By Aaron Boyd, The Daily Campus
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