LETS get CES flying high in Brisbane

I’ve been a member of BrisLETS for ten years and I’ve made some wonderful connections. Long before I started volunteering for it, I found something compelling about its beliefs, and my instinct told me it was going to be a big part of my future. But for a long time I...

How LETS units relate to politics and money

To put our unhappy present-day politics of money into perspective, let’s go back about 2500 years to the time of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle. Then let’s distinguish between the social and natural resources economies (oikonomia), and the money...
Improving BrisLETS’ Appeal

Improving BrisLETS’ Appeal

    Brisbane Exchange Community? Brisbane Local Community Exchange? When you’re at a barbecue and you tell your friends you belong to BrisLETS, what do they say? “Bris WHAT?” It’s been observed that our name “BrisLETS” is not easily understood by the lay person. At...

2018: a year in review; 2019: what would we like to achieve?

Highlights of 2018 Early in the year, we acquired a permanent home at the Peace Hall, Albion, for our trading days. Our local hub meetings kicked off for the south-siders. Mailchimp was introduced to emailing the monthly NewsLETS and events notices. The website was...

There are Users, and there are Members…

There are Users, and there are Members… In BrisLETS, there has long been an assumption that opening an account on CES to trade and joining BrisLETS are one and the same thing. But are they really? And should they be? What if they were quite distinct? What if anyone...