Monday, July 16, 2007
Yesterday a wonderful event took place in Great Barrington, MA, which, in spite of rain, speaks to so many issues of local movements; sustainability, handmade, modern and myriad in between. Berkshares are a local currency, in development for umpteen years, launched a year ago. Last week, the million dollar mark had been achieved and the currency is well on its way to being the most successful alternative currency in US history. Bill McKibben spoke at the event in ardent support of Berkshares and the historic nature of the community's effort.
I accept Berkshares for my work and plan to continue to report on developments as they are revealed.... Yet another way to remind ourselves of "where does it come from, what is the impact of its making on the planet, where will it end up?"