Local Currency Postponed!

We’re sorry to say that our HGN Gathering this month on Developing a Local Currency has had to be postponed. With two cancellations from key speakers we are sure you’ll agree that it makes more sense to reschedule this important conversation for a time when we can have the experts in the room with us…

Please pass on this message to anyone else who had considered coming along.

And please join us at our next HGN Gathering which – after a festive season break – will be on January 17th 2018. Details to follow soon…

Local Currency for Herefordshire?

 A few of us are devising an HGN Gathering considering the questions & opportunities of a local currency for the county:

Wednesday 15th November, HGN Gathering on Local Currency:  An evolution towards Contact .. vs becoming Contactless

Local money doesn’t leak through the holes ­ it bounces around inside the local economy and keeps money in local pockets. Money is energy ­ keeping that energy local keeps it supporting the local community, not swelling a banker’s coffers. Money is our transaction – a communication, and we want that communication to be real…

If you would like to be part of the team planning the way this event might evolve, please get in touch!

Questions we aim to consider over the course of the evening include:

  • How does a local currency work for individuals ­ and for local businesses?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Can we make a local currency electronicŠ ?
  • What would be our next steps towards making this happen?

 

We hope to have expert input from Bristol, Totnes and HerefordshireŠ.  Hear how others have made a local currency work – and help think about how it could work for us here.

And if you think you have anything to add to the evening – please let us know… Contact kate@hgnetwork.org

 

Wednesday 15th November, 7.30pm at De Koffie Pot.
Hosted by Herefordshire Green Network in collaboration with A Rule of Tum.

Monsanto Tribunal

Herefordshire Friends of the Earth has been sending support to the Monsanto Tribunal, and coordinator Melodie Winch forwarded this update for anyone else around Herefordshire who might like to know more about this important opportunity to end corporate impunity:

On April 18th the Judges in the Tribunal delivered a very powerful message to the world. Monsanto is violating basic human rights to food, health and a healthy environment and this could be considered as ecocide if this crime would be recognized in international law. The legal opinion is a strong message to corporations, governments and United Nations, but also to the consumers and producers in the world.

Now this process lies in our and your hands. The wider we can spread the message, the stronger the effect. No longer should crimes against humanity and nature go unpunished, no longer should the cost of pollution and destruction be neglected. Help us to spread the opinion in as many networks as possible: consumers, lawyers, government circles, companies etc.

Please help us spread the legal opinion:

  • Write about it in your newsletter and publications, with a link to the legal opinion (also available in French, Spanish, Dutch and German on the other versions of the website)
  • Repeat the message several times
  • Organise a presentation or discussion about the legal opinion
  • Write letters to legal or government organisations about this legal opinion
  • Send us your ideas to create attention for this important opinion

In case you are not able to help us directly in dissemination the legal opinion, you might be able to give us some financial support. This will enable us to spread the opinion in as many networks as possible to maximize the effect. Most of the work in the Monsanto Tribunal was done by volunteers including the judges, but we need some staff to help us do the office work. If we can afford it we will also look to help Monsanto victims in their court cases and help to start new cases. Additionally, we have started a new plan to calculate the true cost of Monsanto (and Bayer if the merger goes ahead) activity. So please donate, small or large donations are very welcome on:

Stichting Monsanto Tribunal (Foundation)
Triodos Bank, The Netherlands
IBAN: NL48TRIO0390954667
BIC/SWIFT: TRIONL2U