SURREY — Village Surrey, a group of local residents concerned about Surrey’s impact on global issues, is exploring the possibility of starting a local currency in the city.
“The problems in our economic system are so big, we can only begin to solve them by thinking small,” the group’s website says.
The organization is inviting the public to an event at City Centre Library on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Guest speaker Justin Bober will discuss the Community Way and Open Money projects, including Seedstock Community Currency, a new local currency that’s emerged for Vancouver and B.C.
A discussion period after will focus on possibilities for Surrey.
Leading up to the event, organizers will be putting $5 bills in envelopes and placing them randomly around Surrey in public places for people to find.
Inside will also be a stamped, addressed envelope (or email address) and a letter encouraging the finder to spend the $5 in a way that is in alignment with their values and desires for a more sustainable community and planet.
The letter will also encourage people to share the story of how they spent the money by sending a letter back.
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