23 Sep '12, 5am

Bristol Prints Own Money, Including Banksy-notes and Eco Themes, to Spur Local Buying

Bristol Prints Own Money, Including Banksy-notes and Eco Themes, to Spur Local Buying

As the rest of Europe struggles to keep their cooperative currency (the Euro) afloat, the city of Bristol has set its path in the opposite direction: this week Bristol broke away from the pound sterling in favor of the "Bristol pound". The clever logo, a pound sign that curls to form the letter B along the right edge, graces high tech bills that have been printed to meet the newest security standards. Buying Local The local currency promotes local businesses. For example, it is expected that the local coffee shop will join the currency, while Starbucks will not. Since the bills are technically not legal currency, the program requires that businesses sign up to voluntarily participate.The first £100,000 will be offered at 5% discount to speed up the influx of the currency into the local economy, after which 1 Bristol pound will cost 1 pound sterling to acquire. Businesses w...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/economics/bristol-prints-own-mo...

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