Sunday, December 26, 2010

Due to requests I have uploaded this conceptual draft of the elements of our currency.

On one side will be information identifying the currency as belonging to the Maia Maia scheme with bar code to make it work with exisiting coupon systems for businesses such as retailers. This side assures users that the actions to reduce greenhouse gas are being properly accounted for, and that notes in the Maia Maia scheme

On the other side is information regarding the issuing community (school, church, community group, local government, etc... that is actively reducing the greenhouse gases through conservation, efficiency, alternative energy, vegetation planting, or soil amendment). These reductions are the basis of value for the currency.
Opportunities to use these currencies for fund raising, promotions, and support for development projects in the developing world, are currently being investigated. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas at

Our intention is to further develop this design to better resemble Australian currency as research has shown that alternative currencies that resemble (in a general way) the national currency are more likely to be taken up in the local community. A design competition has been posted to here.

We are developing this as an open source methodology and posting this methodology on the P2P Foundation wiki.

1 comment:

King of the Paupers said...

Jct: In 1999, under the UNILETS Time Standard of Money, I paid for 39/40 nights in Europe with a timebank IOU for a night back in Canada worth 5 Hours which I recorded on my public do-it-yourself timebank account:
I'll take yours if you'll take mine!