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Backed by an international network of engineers and experts, Blue Economy Solutions is a business consultancy for development of sustainable solutions. Blue Economy Solutions focuses on research and development of sustainable product innovations and business models as well as their implementation. Our basic concept is a consequent realization of the open access principle, therefore we enable all our readers to use the business models of the Blue Economy for him/herself and implement any result of his own research for innovation. For this end, we are publishing each week an open access report about one innovation, its market surrounding, first cash flows and its potentials. This is often compared with the open source principle within software as well as its legal structure, but there is a basic difference: We can only publish the ideas, but not give access to the rights or patents of each technology. This remains under authority of the innovators themselves.
All the software we use is free, open source and documented. Our solutions range from free, default community sites to customised, innovative web applications. Whether you have half a volunteer webmaster, or capital to invest in a business, we will work with you to setup your alternative economy. We've found that most communities don't have the web skills needed to make their own installations, so we created a hosted-solution that meets 90% of the needs of small to medium-sized communities looking to build a local economy with their own currency. The founders have built a community of 4500 users, trained and supported 120 local admins, and helped organise a group of 10 "super local admins" (user/1) in order to build, test and implement new features into the tools.
Community currencies from Calgary, Salt Spring Island, and Toronto Hundreds of communities around the world have created new currencies over the last few decades, trading millions of dollars’ worth each year. In Canada, at least Calgary, Toronto, and BC’s Salt Spring Island are taking part.
La economía como herramienta para generar redes de autosuficiencia Según su origen griego, la economía es el arte de administrar la casa. También podemos definirla como la ciencia que estudia los procesos para cubrir las necesidades básicas de las personas y colectividades que forman una sociedad. Sin embargo, igual que el dinero, la economía se ha convertido en un gueto de la burguesía y de los estados para dar cobertura al sistema capitalista.
Cyclos can be accessed via different channels (e.g Web and Mobile). The features depend largely on the type of access channel. For example, the SMS channel has a more limited set of features than the on-line (web) access channel. A complete list with all the features can be found at this page .
Juan Esteban Lopez is from Medellín, Colombia, and has been living in Venezuela for the past four years where he has helped coordinate the Network of Exchange Systems, which has been implementing local currencies in many different communities in Venezuela. This interview was conducted and translated by Gregory Wilpert. What is an exchange system?
VISION for the Economics Sector : A thriving humanity on a healthy planet, truly free to meet our own needs, to exchange voluntarily, to build prosperity, and to take care of each other and the environment without coercion or aggression. Danger : The current economy has been taken over by a rigged system that benefits a few at the expense of most. Not only the U.S. but virtually the entire world economy is verging on free-fall collapse, taking the well-being and lives of billions down with it.
Local Money: How To Make It Happen In Your Community-ISBNLIB-Book infomation,Prices,excerpt,ebook downloadAuthor: Peter North Publisher: Green Books Keywords: community , money , local Number of Pages: 192 Published: 2010-07-01 List price: $22.95 ISBN-10: 1900322528 ISBN-13: 9781900322522 Book Description: Local Money shows how local currency can help us unleash the financial power of our communities to build a resilient, low-carbon future.In past recessions and depressions, a popular response from communities has been to create their own forms of money. The jobs aren\’t there, and the money has dried up, but needs remain. How can local money help communities in times of hardship and cut as much carbon out of their economies as possible?