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MAR 10/6:30-8:30pm/ "Who Creates Money?" with Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne

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Contact: Ben Werner
SB Monetary Ecology

Who Creates Money?
with Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne
co-authors of Rethinking Money

March 10th, 2013

Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
FREE with pre-registration ($20 donation at the door if not pre-registered)

Spend an evening with international currency expert Bernard Lietaer and award-winning journalist Jacqui Dunne as they share their new book Rethinking Money, How New Currencies Turn Scarcity Into Prosperity.

Learn about our power as communities to create money through exchanges that improve our quality of life in tangible ways. Complementary Currencies will be presented as a proven out-of-the-box solution to the rapidly growing international fiscal and economic crises, and as a means to create new community liquidity and sustainability. Local entrepreneurs Faye Cox and Ben Werner will share an opportunity to participate in a new Community Forum, whose purpose is to design and implement a Monetary Ecology in Santa Barbara and beyond. This event will be of particular value to locally-minded entrepreneurs, non-profit groups, companies, and all culturally-creative folks interested in new forms of community economic exchange and value creation.

Bernard Lietaer is a former Belgium banker and the author of several highly acclaimed books including The Future of Money: Beyond Greed & Scarcity; and Creating Wealth; Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies, and , New Money for a New World. He has been active in the realm of money systems in a wide variety of functions for almost 40 years, including being one of the principle architects of the European euro. Formerly a professor of international finance at the University of Louvain, Lietaer was a fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Lietaer co-founded one of the largest and most successful currency management firms, GaiaCorp. He is co-founder of ACCESS Foundation, an educational non-profit organization whose goal is the re-alignment of sustainability and global financial interests. Business Week magazine named him "the world's top currency trader" in 1992.

Jacqui Dunne is an award-winning journalist from Ireland, founder and CEO of Danu Resource, and an emerging leader in helping entrepreneurs develop technologies and initiatives that restore the earth’s equilibrium globally. She is a principal strategist with the launching of the business to business currency, the terra, that is designed to create more stability and predictability in the financial and business sectors by providing a mechanism for contractual, payment and planning purposes worldwide. She is currently writes for the Huffington Post’s Business section.

To pre-register for this event please send an email to " " with the subject line "registration request" and you will receive the event invitation with registration instructions.

The evening talk takes place on Sunday March 10, 6:30-8:30pm, at the downtown Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery,
40 E. Anapamu St, 93101. For more info contact: Ben Werner

Sponsored by SB Monetary Ecology

Event Co-sponsors: The Fund for Santa Barbara, SBCC Center for Sustainability,
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, &The Fund for Santa Barbara, SBCC Center for Sustainability


"Rethinking Money". "How New Currencies Turn Scarcity Into Prosperity" Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne:
Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne explore the origins of our current monetary system­built on bank debt and scarcity­revealing the surprising and sometimes shocking ways its unconscious limitations give rise to so many serious problems. But there is hope. The authors present stories of ordinary people and their communities using new money, working in cooperation with national currencies, to strengthen local economies, create work, beautify cities, and provide education­and so much more is possible. These real-world examples are just the tip of the iceberg­over 4,000 cooperative currencies are already in existence.

Article in Santa Barbara Independent:
Money Ain't a Thang

Rethinking Money by
Jacqui Dunne, Huffington Post:
I miss the old days when I would think up a sinister scheme for world domination and you would show a little emotional support. So just look at this tiny ad:
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