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Banking for a Just Transition: Creating a Community Bank for the South West

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 19:30

Banking for a Just Transition: Creating a Community Bank for the South West with guest speaker: Tony Greenham, South West Mutual
Thursday 30th January 2020, 7.30pm to 9.30pm,
Totnes Methodist Church

“This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it weren’t happy for pretty much all of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Money is not the problem. Where we have failed is in the right use of money. And people, even bankers, don’t set out to trash the planet and their own communities when they arrive at work in the morning. And yet, in general, global banking institutions have funded ecological destruction, caused economic injustice and done little to preserve social fabric. So what kind of new institutions do we need to ensure that money flows through our communities to where it’s needed to regenerate our local economies and ecological systems, enhance wellbeing and promote social justice?

Tony Greenham, co-founder of South West Mutual, will explain how and why local mutual mission-led banking can change the world for good.

For more details and to book please visit the Ticket Source website.

Booking essential. £8 full price/£5 low-waged.

There are a limited number of fully subsidised tickets for this event - please email info@transitiontowntotnes.org for information.