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Andrew James Knox has invited you to the event 'The Evolution of Community Currency - A local currency workshop' on Transition Toronto!
A treat for all you Transitioners interested in local economic development.
Time: April 30, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm Location: The Galbraith Building, GB117 Organized By: Transition Toronto and The Toronto Dollar
Event Description: Last year the Toronto Dollar and Transition Toronto hosted a talk by Thomas H. Greco on his vision for community currencies. Greco demonstrated that alternative currencies not only improve community resilience, but can also undermine the economic trends that are keystones in both the domination of governments by banks and the environmental destruction our planet is experiencing. We were inspired.
The Toronto Dollar is one of the most successful community currencies ever. Join Glen Alan, President of the Toronto Dollar, in looking at ways to build on that success and develop the TO dollar into a currency that can do even more for our local communities. Glen will introduce some of the basics of where we are and where we can aim to be, and then we will open the floor in an effort to "unlock the creative genius of the community" and get the ideas flowing on where to go with the Toronto Dollar.
The Schedule is as follows:
Glen Alan President of the Toronto Dollar discusses: - Benefits of creating Local Sustainable Economies - Community Currency examples including the Toronto Dollar - Mutual Credit Clearing - an introduction - Next steps for Local Currency and Mutual Credit Clearing in Toronto(30 minutes)Andrew Knox discusses the link between Transition Towns, Local Currencies, Local Economy, and Local Resilience (5 minutes). Focus session on the evolution of community currency in Toronto.
Going forward from this, Transition Toronto and the Toronto Dollar would like to form a working group focused on further development of the Toronto Dollar.
The suggested admission is $10 or $7 for seniors and students.