Regional currency- Save the world and support you community

Posted: June 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

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The Hanze euro

Last Wednesday I was very surprised when I read the Groninger Gezinsbode, the free city newspaper of Holland’s coolest city GRONINGEN.

A NGO that is trying to improve the environment want to introduce a new local currency!

It is not driven by the euro problems caused by Greece. No the reason is to save the environment. The idea is that the currency can only be spend in Groningen, thereby forcing the local economy. This will save the environment since local shops have to spend the currency with local suppliers as well.

This idea comes from the province of Gelderland, they already established the Gelre Gulden, and very succesful.

I really love this idea it might be the first step to the introduction of the Hanze Euro as proposed by Hero Jort Kelder.

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