What can governments do to address the banking crisis, remedy unemployment, poverty and ecological threats, and create conditions for sustainable abundance?


How can time-tested currency innovations such as mutual credit systems help businesses of all sizes deal with cash flow shortages and monetary instability?


What can communities do to leverage their untapped wealth and connect resources that would otherwise remain unused with needs that would otherwise remain unmet?


What can scientific and academic research tell us about how to design and implement more effective and resilient monetary systems?

Currency Proposals

What types of complementary currencies could help us overcome current obstacles to the flourishing of our educational, energy, commercial, and other systems?

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Reputation currencies @ Hubnet

April 23, 2012 – 9:03 am | 2 Comments

Reputation currencies will be a major drive in relational dynamics and a great way to reveal human and social capital within trusted communities. We relate David Ronfeldt’s relational dynamics and Bernard Lietaer’s definition of money …

Community Solutions: An Overview

March 17, 2010 – 8:44 pm |

To understand why the introduction of complementary local currencies is essential to community revitalization and sustainable development, it is critical to first understand the monetary underpinnings of pervasive community challenges such as unemployment, lack of …

Examples and Case Studies

March 15, 2010 – 9:02 am |

There are numerous examples of successful community currencies.

Time Dollars whose purpose is to “reweave community” is a currency which is now applied in several hundred communities in the United States and around the world.   Time …

Learn More: Community Links and Resources

March 13, 2010 – 9:46 am | Comments Off on Learn More: Community Links and Resources

Implementing Community Currencies
If you are considering introducing complementary currencies in your community, take a look at the Community Currency Guide. This is a workbook co-authored by Bernard Lietaer and Gwendolyn Hallsmith from Global Community Initiatives.  …