Hi folks. Just to let you know of a few dates coming up today and soon on:
1. Today: Professor Ian Lowe will be the guest speaker for the evening (7:30pm at the Redbrick Hotel,83 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba) on Sustainability. He is an excellent speaker. We're going if you want to join us and car pool. Think it costs $2.
2. Wednesday: Politics in the Pub, The Loft, 100 Boundary St, West End 6pm
Just a reminder about this Wednesday's event featuring the legendary Tim Jenkin. I met him at the National LETS conference and he is very inspiring! I think you may find this panel discussion very interesting for it's contribution to building community resilience in our local area. (more info below)
Wednesday 27th May 6pm
Politics in the Pub with a panel discussion including Tim Jenkin
at The Loft, 100 Boundary Street WEST END
Enquiries Karel Boele <
Tim Jenkin is a South African academic and anti-Apartheid activist who was imprisoned for his support for the ANC. After breaking out of prison and claiming political asylum in the UK, Tim helped set up an encrypted communication system to assist the ANC in its struggle for freedom.
Tim Jenkin then developed the Community Exchange System, which now consists of 750 more or less active communities in 70 countries around the world, with close to 50,000 active users.
The Community Exchange System (CES) is a community-based exchange system that provides the means for its users to exchange their goods and services, both locally and remotely, without money. It could also be described as a global complementary trading network that operates without money, as it is commonly understood.
Unlike the conventional money-based exchange system, the CES has no physical currency. The idea that such a currency is required before any trading can take place is an ancient one and increasingly irrelevant in this day and age of computers and the Internet. Information can replace currencies and at the same time eliminate most of the problems associated with regular money.
There are many similar trading systems around the world, commonly know as Community Exchange Systems, Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS), Mutual Credit trading systems or Time Banks.
“I believe a diversification of currency structures, many different types of currencies and many of them can lead to improved lifestyles, less financial stress, and a more stable economy.“ says Karel Boele, Director, Jnana Australia and Independent Candidate for Griffith and South Brisbane.
In the Central Coast, NSW, LETS schemes and Timebanks work side-by-side and complement each other. A vibrant but small CES system, BrisLETS operates in Brisbane, maybe a well thought-out and comprehensive Time Bank to suit local conditions would complement it.
3. June 5th is World Environment Day. All Saints Anglican Church in Ferny Hills usually celebrates it and we could join them.
4. And of course our Transition trip together up to The Planting on Saturday 6th June (separate announcement - hope you can come).
If you'd like to carpool for any of these, give us a ring on 0439 480 918.