Local Re-conomy Celebration weekend in September

TTPR has a full weekend event coming up in September, focused on Local Economy topics. That includes traditional and alternative views of economic development, localisation, businesses, money, time-banks, barter and sharing, the “gift economy”, and your own personal household economy. 

Here’s the draft schedule, which is still subject to minor time changes:

Fri Sep 16th
5:30 – 7pm: meet & greet and community info fair (local economy related groups)

7 – 9pm: Local Currency presentation featuring Michael Linton (inventor of the LETS system, and one of the organisers of the Community Way local currency in Courtenay/Comox) (cost: $5 Register here)

Sat Sep 17th
9:30 – 4:30: Natural Business workshop with Dave Pollard (of Bowen in Transition, self-employment and small business consultant for many years, author of “Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work”) (workshop cost:$30 Register here)

7pm – 9pm: “Plugging the Leaks” workshop (identifying where money leaves the local economy, how to slow the outflow and make it circulate locally for longer)

Sun Sep 18th
10am – 1pm: Really Really Free Market (a cross between a garage sale where everything is free, and an in-person Freecycle)

2 – 5pm: workshop “Save Money and put your Debt on a Diet” (getting out of debt, reducing expenses, frugality, etc) (cost: $5 Register here)

Sep 10 – 18: local business “treasure hunt” sponsored by PR Sustainability Stakeholders. Get your entry form here and return it by noon at the Really Really Free Market on Sunday 18th.

As you can see, we have a pretty ambitious weekend laid out with segments of interest to lots of different people. Some will be free, others will have a small cost attached. Everything will happen at the Community Resource Centre on Joyce. We’ll be needing volunteers for several jobs but especially for setup and rearrangement of the venue between segments. If you can help, even just for an hour, please let me know by replying to this email.

We’ll also be needing a few in-town billets for our speakers and possibly out of town visitors who don’t bring cars: many thanks to those who offered billets already but who live out of town making the no-car option a bit difficult.

There will soon be a registration page on the TTPR website for you to sign up to attend those segments you’re interested in. You don’t need to come to everything: just whatever piques your interest and fits with your schedule.

August 2, 2011 В· TTPR В· One Comment
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