BRATTELBORO >> The Climate Change Café will host a presentation on rCredits, a local currency alternative, on Tuesday, January 26, 6 p.m., at Brooks Memorial Library, Main Street, Brattkleboro.
As always, the Café is free, and light refreshments will be available.
rCredits is a democratically controlled payment system that runs on an advanced, secure, digital technology using a debit-like card. It provides benefits to buyers and sellers; extends the value of each persons finances, builds community, uses innovative democratic processes to create economic and social justice, and restores the social purpose of money,
If we want to end the dominance of oil we must first understand money, how it is created now, and how it could be created to give us a just and sustainable society. Our current monetary system, by design, automatically transfers the wealth we all create together to the already wealthy who manipulate the system to preserve their power.
John Root, a Senior Policy Analyst for Common Good Finance, the originator of rCredits, will give us a brief history of money When we understand the nature of money, the issuance of which is the primary tool of the sovereign, we will see that we can issue money to fund the things that we value, and transform our economy and society one community at a time.
rCredits has been active in Greenfield for over 2 years where it has 170 members and 22 businesses including the Green Fields Market and Fosters Supermarket, the Peoples Pint, Mesa Verde Restaurant, Real Pickles and Snow's Ice Cream, as well as a local farm and many services, including a dentist. Ann Arbor, Michigan recently launched rCredits, and Montpelier is currently organizing. And It is just beginning in Brattleboro with the Winter Farmers Market becoming the town's first business member.
The Café usually convenes on the 4th Tuesday of each month, and is sponsored by Post Oil Solutions.
For further information, please contact Tim at 802-869-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org.