To the future and beyond – LOCAL PAY

Where are we heading in the Community currency landscape? Here is a project that hopefully when implemented will set-up the expansion and future successes, connecting people around the world. “We envisage the LocalPay powered systems as a day-to-day experience...

President’s October Wrap up

Members take care of each other It was heart-warming to see how members came together to take care of a member involved in car crash on her way to October’s Trading Day. Someone realised how unwell this person was, called an ambulance, and stayed with her in the...
OCTOBER TRADING DAY in review

OCTOBER TRADING DAY in review

It was another great turnout at the October community trading day at the peace hall, such a variety of goods were on offer, honey, sauerkraut, kids games, clothes, plants, boomerang bags, computer parts and other things.  It’s always interesting to see what turns up...

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...

Travelling on LETS/CES

Earlier this year I spent 6 weeks traveling in the UK, France and Germany. Knowing that CES is global, I was keen to use my credit in whatever way I could, so I did some research before I left to prepare for it. I hope this story helps others use their credit...

Skills Lab success story! (Or, how I spent some LETS units)

My incomplete project was to convert an unused pool spa into a garden. Seeing a neighbour fill a skip bag with rubble, originally for collection by a certain date, gave me an idea for using it. I saw this rubble pile growing daily, so the pressure was mounting to...
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...

President’s September wrap-up

General Ahoy from Europe! During September, I’ve been visiting friends, family and colleagues in the UK, France and Germany. It’s been 15 years since I was last here; I don’t like to recklessly hop on planes just for sightseeing. Look out for my report, coming soon,...