I had already heard of the Brixton Pound, and I was interested in finding out how this project was going on. It seems that it is successful, and that after five years the scheme has consolidated. Nowadays there are many ways of spending Brixton pounds, so it has become an actual and effective alternative to the current economic power and also supports local producers. That’s good news to me. http://brixtonpound.org/
Here’s a video.
Watch it and find out the answers to these questions:
What was the main news item in 2009?
What should be promoted with this scheme?
How many stores are involved?
How are customers encouraged to use this local currency?
How does it reduce the carbon footprint?
Do the local residents agree with the scheme?
Click on brixton pound to find out how well you did with this listening comprehension exercise.
What do you think about this?
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