9.18.2009

The Brixton Pound (B£)

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The Brixton Pound (B£) will be officially launched on Thursday 17 September at Lambeth Town Hall.
The Brixton Pound (B£) is money that sticks to Brixton. It’s designed to support Brixton businesses and encourage local trade and production. It’s a complementary currency, working alongside (not replacing) pounds sterling, for use by independent local shops and traders. The B£ is the UK’s first local currency in an urban area and the fourth Transition Town to have its own currency, following the Totnes Pound in Devon, Lewes Pound in Sussex and Stroud Pound in Gloucestershire.
The B£ project has been initiated by Transition Town Brixton (TTB), a community-led organisation for action on energy issues and climate change. TTB seeks to engage the whole community in visioning, planning and achieving Transition to a better low energy future, where local resilience is key. TTB working groups focus on “energy descent” in all areas of our lives – business and economy, skills and training, food and growing, buildings, transport, waste and resources, and more.
[Source: brixtonpound.wordpress.com]



Una libra alternativa para un consumo sostenible
Los habitantes de Brixton consideran que la "libra de Brixton" es un gesto contra la globalización y el despilfarro energético.
Brixton pertenece a las 'transition towns', hermandad que reivindica un entorno más localista.
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