plenty was discussed during our two hours session ... just a quick note
The idea, for me, is to progress with taking practical actions as well as not to loose the sight on the big picture.
The big picture:
I like to explore further the 'links' between what I see 'nested systems' at local scale and their 'networks' with neighbouring, national and international systems : people skills, renewable energy, food and water, dwellings, transport and economy.
The ground approch:
I am gonna to do a bit more research on how to we could combine LETS with a 'backed' Local Currency, if at all possible.
In particular I'd like to focus on the viability of an energy-backed local currency system (e.g. where locally produced 'watts' are used to back pounds) with an eye also onto green bonds and saving schemes...
on this account Richard suggested to start having a look at the publication "The Ecology of Money" , downloadable for free from www.feasta.ie
so if anyone is interested in the same, please give me a shout and see what we can learn and do