Festival Season is in full swing and Positive Money’s been getting involved! We’re keen to empower as many people as possible in communities around the UK to demand a money and banking system that serves them and not just bankers in the City of London.
Sarah from Bath volunteered on the Positive Money stall at Glastonbury Festival: “Over five days I talked to hundreds of friendly festival goers, and it was hugely rewarding and empowering. I was so encouraged by the number of people who wanted to sign our petition.
“Would you like to sign a petition to stop money going to fossil fuels? was the line that worked best to perk up the ears of passers by. Then often we’d go on to chat about the many problems our money and banking system causes, and how it has the potential to tackle them too.
“Inequality, high rents and climate change were the issues people talked about as the most important ones. And it seems they’re pretty much touching people of all demographics now.
“But what’s exciting is that more and more people want to learn why our economy is so imbalanced, and how we can change it together.”
David from Bournemouth volunteered on the Positive Money stall at Stir to Action’s festival, which they called a “Playground for a New Economy.”
He said: “Answering a call from Hannah to help man a stall for a few hours at the STIR to Action’s summer festival I found myself on a campsite on the outskirts of Frome in delightful Somerset countryside. It was an enjoyable and interesting day.
“The Campsite, Field725, was an ecologist’s camping heaven, strewn with straw bales for chairs, timber built outside toilets complete with a charcoal bed for the men’s loo. So this was a perfect event for Positive Money to be fronting itself with the appeal to environmentalists by promoting the Greening of the Bank of England.
“Hannah had laid out an excellent stall. We had a gentle trickle of visitors from various progressive movements, all of whom engaged in lively and supportive discussion about the role of the Central Banks and how they can influence the Green Economy.
“We also covered money creation and the two money trees. As I discovered the following weekend at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, the message about how money is created is slowly getting out there and it’s possible to have really good discussions about economics and its inescapable link to talking about the Climate Emergency, Green New Deals etc..”