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  • Film Night Full!

    Posted on December 10th, 2011 Steve No comments

    Our showing of the multiple-award-winning film “The Economics of Happiness” was so well attended that we nearly had to turn people away!

    Discussing the subjects raised in the Economics of Happiness film

    Attendees discuss the topics raised by the film

    More than 35 people travelled from Buckfastleigh, Buckfast, Ashburton, Buckland in the Moor and South Brent. They crammed into the room at Buckfastleigh Town Hall last Friday to watch the film, enjoy some refreshments and then discuss the topics raised by the film.

    The discussions raised a number of subjects, including:

    • Creating a local currency to cover the whole of Dartmoor.
    • Trying to persuade local Co-operative stores to stock those items that are not sold by other local establishments, rather than competing with them.
    • Getting the local Chamber(s) of Trade to work as a co-operative (local shops providing vouchers that can be used in other local shops).
    • The pros and cons of local credit unions and microfinance.
    • Setting up a local food sharing scheme.
    • Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS).
    • The University of the Third Age.
    • Lending your seldomly-used items to others (Streetbank).
    • Planting fruit trees on unused land (sounds familiar!).

    At the end of the evening a number of those people who were interested in possibly forming projects based on one of these topics swapped contact details. Keep your eyes peeled as we may be starting more projects soon!

    We would like to thank all of those that came along to the event, and especially those that helped out on the evening!

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