Free Soil
Content
Architecture
Art + Activism
Articles
Artists
Blogs
Books
Calls
DIY / Homebrew
Education
Events
Exhibitions
Film / Video
Food
Free
Magazines
Open Source
Organizations
Public Projects
Quotes
Residencies
Social Practice
Sustainability
Symposium / Conference
Urban/City
Virtual Soil

Search



Contributors


14 Mar 2007
US, Berkshire
"BerkShares are a local currency designed for use in the Southern Berkshire region of Massachusetts. The purpose of a local currency is to function on a local scale the same way that national currencies have functioned on a national scale—building the local economy by maximizing circulation of trade within a defined region. Widely used in the early 1900s, local currencies are again being recognized as a tool for sustainable economic development. The currency distinguishes the local businesses that accept the currency from those that do not, building stronger relationships and a greater affinity between the business community and the citizens of a particular place.

The people who choose to use the currency make a conscious commitment to buy local first. They are taking personal responsibility for the health and well-being of their community by laying the foundation of a truly vibrant, thriving local economy."

Organizations / Public Projects
Top
Features
In January 2006, UNESCO appointed Berlin as a “City of Design”, a title it now shares with Shanghai and Buenos Aries. Not by chance, “Designcity” was ...
Joni T
(0 comments)
 
Projects  

nolvadex

FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment. We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product, from production to utilization, and not just what they see in the stores. Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product's life influences the environment and ourselves.

Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers, a website, and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to inform people about alternative food systems and local food movements. The wrappers are disseminated throughout the food chain by piggybacking on oranges. Information will be carried through the food system and into the hands of consumers. The wrapper holds information on a variety of aspects concerning food movements, transport and urban farming. Get your daily dose!

Contribute Now!

AmyF
(0 comments)
 
Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

Home AboutNewsFeaturesLinks Contact Top