Free Economy - Freeing the economy

Economics for People and Earth
by Shirin   
Wednesday, 02 October 2013

Henk Thomas (Photographer: Krupa)Today's book launch at the Town Hall Conference Room attracted a large audience, indicating that the topic of the Auroville economy is of great interest to the community. The authors of "Economics for People and Earth", Henk and Manuel Thomas, were introduced by Harini and Guy, and described the book as giving a detailed account of the Auroville economy during 1968 to 2008. Having taken 15 years to produce, plenty of facts and figures support the text. The book was presented by its authors as a labour of love and a gift to Auroville in support of its progress. Read more

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The joy of giving
by Annie   
Friday, 22 February 2013

Fresh and beautifull (Photographer: Annie)21st of february, important day in Auroville's life, FoodLink takes a gift economy's aspect to celebrate this day. Based on the joy of giving, food shopping is an exchange. Farmers bring their productions, vegetable, fruits, milk ........ and people pay the price that they can afford. A different way to estimate value of goods, in a typically Aurovilian way of living. This happened in "Pour Tous " next to solar kitchen, finishing at 3 pm. Read more

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UnLtd Tamil Nadu
by Herman   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Gijs Spoor (Photographer: Gijs Spoor)UnLtd Tamil Nadu is a local social entrepreneurship initiative started by Gijs Spoor. It helps 10 to 20 high impact start-ups a year with coaching and seed funding. This is acrross all sectors incl. health, waste, food, education, energy, crafts, livelihoods,etc. They offer training, coauching, Access to mentors, peerlearning platforms and follow-up investors. They will join a rapidly growing community of changemakers incubated in the UnLtd style of ‘founder focused’ personal and professional development. Read more

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Aurocard discussion
by Jorren   
Friday, 10 February 2012
Marco (Photographer: Jorren)In the Unity Pavillion, the new multi purpose hall, the members of Auroville International have come together to discuss the Aurocard plan. Akash and Marco sketch a detailed picture of the Aurocard to the AVI members. The plan is as you know already in use, but not optimally. In this meeting, the unresolved difficulties around the card are discussed in detail. Every aspect regarding the Aurocard from technical details to the reactions of the guest houses are part of the discussion. Read more

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Free Store
by Elaine   
Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Free StoreKamala talks about the Free Store; how it has evolved and how it functions. She explains  the kinds of things the Free Store offers, its opening hours and what it specialises in. She also goes into detail about why the Free Store is important for Auroville and for Aurovillians.

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Conscious shopping
by Radio Team   
Friday, 12 December 2008

AnandiAnandi, who has been in Auroville since 1995 talks about the creation and development of Pour Tous. She discusses how it has managed to succeed as a non-profit making organisation with no prices and no exchange of money. She talks about the kind of produce Pour Tous sells and why she considers it an important organisation for Auroville and for Aurovillians.

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A society without money?
by Radio Team   
Friday, 28 November 2008

Jean YvesJean Yves is a teacher in French, Sanskrit and the economy and has lived in Auroville since 1993. In this interview he talks about the methods that Auroville uses in order to sustain itself without any internal circulation of money. He talks about the difficulties of measuring economic production and consumption but also the manner in which Auroville manages to make a profit and have a surplus of goods even without any commercial margin.

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by Radio Team   
Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Banyan TreeHow to live in Auroville without money ? One of the answers -says Olivier-is Access a website where everybody can register as a member and open an account. With Access is possible to make payments or have a credit that is not express in the national currency and exchange all kinds of services and goods in  the Auroville bioregion.
To learn more about Access click on the logo play but before click on stop on top of the page.

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