One day we must
come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but
that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue
peaceful ends through peaceful means.
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Community Information Resource Center. CIRC is a networking
hub and information source dedicated to building a better world.
We work at all levels from local to global, sharing important
information, connecting people, and catalyzing the development
of healthy communities. We believe that the world is presently
undergoing a metamorphic change and that every one of us has
a role to play in creating peace, harmony, and abundance for
BREAD is a local currency that residents of the Bay Area are
using to pay for carpentry, bike repair, gardening, vegetables,
food, childcare, house cleaning, and other goods and services.
Local Exchange and Trading Society of Edmonton. A community-based
and non-profit organization using interest free currency (Talents)
and barter. Enabling people and businesses to reduce their dependency
on federal dollars in obtaining the goods or services they need
or want. It also provides a communication network through which
members of the community may meet their needs for education,
recreation and social interaction.
Local Economic Trading System, is a type of barter system that
was first developed in Courtenay, B.C. in 1983 and has since
spread around the world. The Peterborough LETS Exchange is one
of hundreds of LETS systems operating in Canada, the U.S., the
U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
LETS works on the principle that all of us have skills to offer,
but at times the cash economy doesn't give us enough opportunity
to use them. When you "sell" goods or services to
another member in the LETS, you earn a credit in a community
currency called Green Dollars.
Carlisle Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) is one of many
localized non-profit making, non-religious, non-political organization.
Its aim is to create a new type of local economy, which enables
the people of Carlisle to use their resources to help each other
and build a friendly, caring community.
The work of the Toronto Dollar is to encourage more caring social
and economic relationships among people from the community,
business and government, particularly with those in the community
sector in greatest economic need.