Changing the psychological meaning of money

Awareness of mainstream currencies – paying for things, thinking about the costs of things, even just seeing a £ sign – has been found to leave people temporarily less caring and compassionate. Can local currencies change these anti-social connotations of money? Could they come to symbolise something different – such that encountering them helps to strengthen people’s commitment to community and social and environmental care?

This workshop helped participants to be clearer about how they talk about their projects.

Lead by Tom Crompton from the Common Cause Foundation who wrote a blog about the session and his work http://valuesandframes.org/money-cant-buy-love-or-can-it/