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Don't Shop Online, You're Slowly Killing Your Local Community

December 18, 2014 by David Thorpe

Shopping online is not sustainable.

There is a very direct relationship between the health of your local community and how much shopping you do online. When stores close down and get boarded up, it's not a coincidence. If you value the integrity of your local high street, don't buy online. If you want boarded up, empty shops near you, do buy online.[read more]


WEBCAST: The Bristol Pound and How to Create a Local Currency

December 30, 2013 by David Thorpe

Money printed for your city.

The Bristol Pound is an alternative currency designed to keep money within the local economy that's the most successful one of its kind in the world. It's possible to do just about everything using it. Manager Ciaran Mundy discusses the secrets of its success and gives tips on how to set one up.[read more]

Local Currencies: Love the Local Loot

November 20, 2013 by Glenn Vowles

Love Local

Local currencies, such as the Bristol Pound, are increasingly widespread and successful. You can pay your local council tax in Bristol Pounds, buy goods and services from over 600 local businesses that accept them, pay using paper pounds or via text or online.[read more]