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EVENT ALERT: Devon New Economy Gathering
Saturday April 16th
Exeter Community Centre 10 am – 5 pm
A day to link organisers, activists, practitioners, and others working for economic change in towns, villages, houses, workplaces, and to hear about local and regional initiatives to help make the Big Shift to a new economy.
To register & find out more go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/devon-new-economy-gathering-tickets-22657867291?aff=es2 (or search on the Eventbrite website for Exeter Pound). You can pay in Exeter Pounds or Exes, but in that case, or to apply for a free ticket contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01647 24789 or 01392 348105.
Otherwise, you can:
Buy some commemorative paper notes from our shop,
Find an Exeter Pound exchange point and traders accepting the local currency in our online directory,
Sign up your business now,
Download the Exeter Pound Guide, our Security Guide and more from our collection of resources
Why use the Exeter Pound - 3 responses
“Every time you spend an Exeter Pound you are changing the way the economy works and making a statement against what’s wrong with our global economy. It’s not a radical, weirdy green thing – it’s an eminently sensible and practical thing to build strength in the local economy. In my work at the European Parliament I see how easy it is for corporate businesses to avoid paying their taxes, and that’s why we can’t afford to pay for public services. When you have an Exeter Pound in your hand you really have the power to change the economy in your hand, so please use it.” - Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West, speaking at the Exeter Pound Launch
"We are delighted to work with Exeter City Council on the launch of the city’s own local currency, the Exeter Pound. The Exeter Pound will help to keep spending in Exeter, promoting jobs and incomes in the local area and will contribute to the growth of vibrant, sustainable and resilient businesses. A joined up local economy can better serve local needs using local skills and better survive fluctuations in the national and global economic system. The Exeter Pound will build the community in the city between people who live or work in Exeter and local businesses and charities. For visitors to the city each note will be an invitation to explore the character that independent traders add to the city. The Exeter Pound note designs literally reflect some of Exeter’s outstanding achievements and buildings – a city we can all be proud of." - Gill Westcott, Chair of the Exeter Pound Board
Asked why not just use sterling? "who knows where that will end up?!" - 8 year-old
Exeter Pound CIC is a not-for-profit community-run project for the benefit of the people of Exeter. Running the local currency requires resources: your support, of any size, will make a huge different. Click the button below to help take this project to the next level.