12
Oct
09

Olive featured on the Brixton pound (B£) note

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As part of its drive to encourage and sustain local businesses, a group in Brixton have launched the neighbourhood’s own currency. Olive’s image is featured on the £1 and seems to be the note most media outlets highlight as representative of the spirit of the B£ project.

The Brixton pound (B£) can be purchased in £1, £5, £10, and £20 denominations and used at local participating businesses ranging from music shops to dance studios to food shops.

For information about exchanging sterling for B£ or becoming a trader accepting the B£, see the group’s website.

Further coverage of the B£’s launch and a range of perspectives on local currency/consumerism-as-activism, see the following links:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/20/brixton-pound-local-currency

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/09/19/the-pounds-of-brixton-115875-21684869/

http://www.liberalconspiracy.org/2009/09/17/brixton-launches-its-own-local-currency/

http://transitionculture.org/2009/09/18/brixton-pound-launch-a-fantastic-success/

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gv8caOd_8QHuZ0NB90KgPPq7T_sA

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/sep/16/will-brixton-pound-work

http://blog.thoughtomatic.co.uk/?p=343


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