A NEW MEDIUM TO REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES
When we looked into the reality of money and how it is injected into society (see What Is Money?), we discovered that some past societies were more prosperous under a complementary monetary system where an alternative currency is issued locally alongside a national currency. Alternative currencies are also known as complementary currencies, local currencies, or virtual currencies—not to be confused with cryptocurrencies (some notable examples can be studied in Complementary Currencies in Use).
Our plans are built to leverage the successes of these historic alternative monetary systems into a new paradigm able to be implemented by communities anywhere.
This new comprehensive system helps rapidly bootstrap communities in crisis by employing their own people, leveraging existing infrastructure. We call it the Sustainable Communities Framework (SCF).
A "GREEN NEW DEAL" THAT'S AVAILABLE NOW
The SCF tracks closely to the Green New Deal (GND), the key difference being that the proposed GND is a program authorized, administered and funded by the federal government.
By contrast, the SCF is a regionally managed, grassroots effort self-funded by money issued by the people themselves, known as complementary currency. Historically successful uses of complementary currency validate the SCF approach to fortifying local economies.
Because the SCF is locally driven, any population can implement the SCF without government approval or funding, and thereby begin improving its economic, social and environmental quality of life.
Sustainable Communities Corporation (SCC) is working with local stakeholders who simply cannot wait while Congress debates the GND when their communities can immediately begin tapping the benefits of SCF programs simply by choosing to do so now.