The Edge & Brisbane Tool Library

Yesterday I popped in to The Edge to see the Brisbane Tool Library‘s new home.   Sabrina Chakori, Founder and organiser at reception.   The Edge is part of the State Library of Queensland and on the ground floor was under-utilised storage space, which BTL moved...
Sharing, caring and fun!

Sharing, caring and fun!

Everyone is sharing — from food to bikes to tools. You can even share your pets! It saves you money; it cuts down on clutter; it creates community. So, what is real sharing? It’s not driven by profit. It’s about sharing resources, skills, knowledge and decision-making...

NENA New Economy Network Australia & BrisLETS

For some time now NENA has been developing and now is forming a non-distributing (whatever that is) Cooperative (Limited), registered in Victoria. What, if any, synchronicity is there between NENA and LETS/CES? Their draft Constitution Rule 1.3 Purpose and Mission...
Conversations all traders can have

Conversations all traders can have

Buyer: Thanks for the amazing [fill in the goods/service bought]! May I ask how you will spend the units I’m paying you? Do you need help finding what you want in the LETS system? Then you can try to help connect them with any traders you know who can supply their...
Rescued food helps your weekly budget

Rescued food helps your weekly budget

Want to make a real difference to your weekly budget? One BrisLETS member shows how. Dumpster diving is rescuing household food items from stock that the staff of a shop, supermarket, etc., has thrown into a skip outside the shops, usually at closing time. What is...