Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I have been invited to Australia

On 13 July I am off to Australia with my partner Malcolm Murchie. I was invited by ERA (Economic Reform Australia) and will speak in five places – Brisbane, Maleny, Crystal Waters, Sydney and Adelaide.

The Brisbane event is at the conference of Students of Sustainability. I will be appearing with two others Professor Bob Blain of USA and Dr Geoff Davies of Canberra, author of Economiia. In Canberra we are at the Forum on Nature and Society, which sounds an interesting group.

Right now I am flat out preparing powerpoints which are up to date on local currencies. I have discovered that last week in New Zealand Greendollars Nelson New Zealand was launched by the owners of a commercial barter company OZONE. OZONE has 3000 trade members in New Zealand so the members of this new green dollars will be able to trade with 3000 businesses. I am keen to learn more.

We have to take three boxes of books with us for sale.