As local groups and communities create their own local scrip currencies and exchange systems, they learn about economist’s deepest secret: money and information are equivalent — and neither is scarce!
— Hazel Henderson
The Ecovillage economy is quite robust and full of vitality compared to other local economies.
Economic Vitality means:
- Keeping the money in the community,
- Circulating it through as many hands as possible,
- Earning it, spending it, and investing it in member-owned retail and service businesses,
- Saving it in home-grown financial institutions.