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What is LETS?

We are a community of people who have collectively created and use an alternative form of economic exchange, or community currency.

We barter goods and services directly and use a virtual currency called Green Dollars as much as possible instead of Federal currency (the metal and paper some people have in their pockets or banks).

Membership is free! But you get out of it what you put into it. LETS is a community. You need to take the time to let others know what you have to offer, and what you request, via posting on the GOODS & SERVICES LISTINGS and attending events. -- If you think this is for you, consider joining and getting yourself into Victoria's alternative marketplace!

For more detailed info, go to How It Works.

The core of LETS is the GOODS AND SERVICES LISTINGS where members post what they have to offer and what they request. After becoming a member, each member is responsible for posting on this GOODS & SERVICES LISTING, and keeping their listings and their contact information updated. We are a community, and being able to contact each other efficiently to buy what we need is important.

We have found that attending events increases the buying and selling of goods and services within this economy. Look below for the next event.

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News & Articles

Tetla News -- Upcoming Events
Posted October 15, 2013 by Member 2051 in From around the world

There's a barter auction and the Living The New Economy Event coming up.

Sacred Economics
Posted October 13, 2013 by Member 310 in From around the world

I think this is worth watching. Paul v.G.

Tetla News
Posted October 7, 2013 by Member 2051 in From around the world

Tetla News.

Barter Auction Oct 21
Posted October 6, 2013 by Member 1998 in LETS News

Barter auction 7-9pm, October 21, 2013 at the Community of Christ church at 495 Burnside Rd. E. It's at the intersection of Burnside and Finlayson near the Mayfair Mall.

Barter Auction
Posted September 10, 2013 by Member 1998 in From around the world

We are planning a barter auction and have a new location that could become a regular place for it. Who's interested?

Barter Economy Meetup Group
Posted July 25, 2013 by Member 1998 in From around the world

There is now a meetup group in Victoria called the Barter Economy meetup group. This group is organized via the meetup.com website which helps like-minded people find each other on the internet and then meet up in person.

Community Currency Workshop
Posted April 26, 2013 by Member 1998 in From around the world

Community Currency Workshop
The next Community Currency Workshop will take place this Saturday, April 27, 1:00-4:45pm. The workshop is free. Location this week will be the Sunset Room at 401 Herald St. in Victoria. (Thanks Jason Guille!). All future workshops will be at the regular location, at Community Micro Lending Gathering Place.
See below for background information and details of this Saturday's meeting. RSVP Here. If you'd like more information please contact the facilitator, Jordan Bober, jor...@seedstock.ca.


We're on TV
Posted March 16, 2013 by Member 1998 in LETS News

LETS member Meaghan Walker, also known as Meaghan or Meaghie Champion, is going to be on TV tomorrow and seven times this week talking about barter and tetla dollars which are exchangeable for green dollars and vice versa.

What are people thinking?
Posted Febuaury 24, 2013 by Member 310 in TIPS For Making LETS Work For You (1 comment)

What are people thinking?
Lindsay
I've been a member for many years, and have seen dramatic changes. Now what's happening with LETS? One might say it continues to build community as it boosts local economy. Another might say LETS was something I thought I would try but it never really happened. How about you?

Good to see old friends, and make new friends at the auction on Feb 3, 2013
Posted Febuaury 3, 2013 by Member 80 in LETS News

Good to see old friends, and make new friends at the auction on Feb 3, 2013
Auction Feb 3, 2013
Great to see familiar and new faces at the auction today!
Thanks for those who came out, rather than watching the SuperBowl!
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