At the forefront of new 21st century economic models
New diverse systems of currency, trading and cooperation can empower business and social communities with the liquidity to increase trade and meet social need. These systems provide the innovation and resilience to turn around harder economic times. I have worked at the forefront of this monetary and economic evolution here in New Zealand, bringing forward both the thinking and the real working models for community and business leaders and the wider public to consider.
- Organizer of 2009 Community Currencies Conference in Whanganui
- APC11 in Turangi 2012 - coordinated 16 workshops of new community based economic and spoke to main gig with 500 people attending this 5 day event
- Board member of Living Economies Educational Trust www.le.org.nz
- Board member of HANDS NZ's foremost community based currency system with 10% of the regional population as members. Helped produce 130 page book on this model
- In 2012 I spoke widely around New Zealand promoting systems such as; Timebanks, LETS, Savings Pools, Cooperatives, Barter Card (6000 B2B NZ members), and new models of Collaborative Consumption
- Co-Founder of the New Economics Party November 2011
- Featured as opening dialogue in True Wealth a new book just being released for 2013 under heading of 'A new culture of possibilities'.
Board member of Living Economies Educational Trust
Organizer of 2009 Community Currencies Conference
Co-Founder New Economics Party 2012
Started this party 5 weeks out from the last general election to draw awareness to the potential for far reaching economic reform in the face of the world economic crisis. I stood for Wellington central having a bit of fun with my billboards. Have stood back to let my co-founder Deirdre Kent (author of 'Healthy Money Healthy Planet') develop the party in her own way. Politics can be divisive and I am keen to communicate with all and any peoples without obstacle.