Food Connect – A good food story

Eagle-eyed Membership Secretary Judith Shaw saw something of interest on the Business page of The Courier Mail on Friday 23 November 2018. Robert Pekin and his partner Emma-Kate Rose, who is a BrisLETS member, have had a boost to their ethical food social enterprise...

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

Flow-on effects of motions passed by the Management Committee (MC) A subcommittee was appointed to delegate all CES and units-related business to a Management Support Team (MST), thus relieving the MC of much work. By limiting the MC’s role to essential dollar-related...
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...