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How do we transition from trade to a value based system, and get business's involved? 11 Replies

I am interested in your thoughts on how to get started with creating a local economy when a lot of the “locals” support the current system.I live in a small village 2hrs south of Auckland (just south…Continue

Tags: trade, waikato, value, currency, true

Started by Wendy. Last reply by Sharon New Zealand Jul 12, 2011.

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Comment by Angie Gibbons on March 29, 2011 at 1:05pm


Is anyone wanting to find ways to spend Rooobys?

Comment by Angie Gibbons on March 23, 2011 at 12:47pm


I am earning alot of Rooobys, but have no way to spend them, a while ago i listed a range of products that I spend cash on that could be included in the rooobys system, will have a hunt for it.


Comment by Christopher Dempsey on March 23, 2011 at 12:37pm

Good news item on the world of alternative currencies.


Comment by Wendy on March 18, 2011 at 10:05am
Thats fantastic Lisa ! great trade, great service :) Was there much interest in continued discussions around local economics?
Comment by Lisa L on March 17, 2011 at 5:32pm

Just swapped 2 of my cookbooks ( ones I'd written) in exchange I now have clean windows and blinds Yah!

Also I requested the auckland librabry to buy some of those books and they have ordered all the ones which were available hows that for service!

Comment by Wendy on March 10, 2011 at 11:39am
I would love to continue these discussions/ get together again, I am  limited to monday and thursday nights though as these are the only nights im in Auckland. Is there a Ooooby Library that you know of? Could be a great way of sharing books.
Comment by Lisa L on March 9, 2011 at 9:16pm

Some books Finn mentioned don't seem to be available in the Library.

I will see if they can get them, if anyone comes across copies it maybe possible to loan them.

Here are some titles which maybe of interest

Janis Birkeland - Design for Sustainabiltiy

Jane Jacobs- The Nature of Economies

Robert Thayer- Gray World, green Heart: Technology, Nature and the Sustainable Landscape

 Molly Scott Cato- Green Economics

 Sally Miller-Edible Action

Peter North- Local Money

Thomas H Greco -

Comment by Christopher Dempsey on March 5, 2011 at 1:26pm
An idea: an Ooooby bank?? Spoke to Finn - he said brilliant idea, and confirmed that it would work reasonably well within Ooooby. What do you think?
Comment by Lisa L on March 4, 2011 at 9:18pm
Finn had more info and discussion would anyone who went along ( or anyone who didn't make it there) like to get together again?
Comment by Annalily van den Broeke on March 4, 2011 at 12:48pm
Hi Lisa, we've met last night, which was really interesting! If you are still looking for a webdesigner as part of a barter, contact me to see if I can help.... depends really on what you are looking for! Best, Annalily

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