alternative economy http://kalw.org en Cap and Trade board game explains California's greenhouse gas reduction plan http://kalw.org/post/cap-and-trade-board-game-explains-californias-greenhouse-gas-reduction-plan <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">California’s cap and trade program creates a market place to buy and sell the rights to pollute. The system sounds simple, but there are some complex rules that must be followed. <a href="http://sfpublicpress.org/"><em>San Francisco Public Press</em></a> have taken it upon themselves to break it all down and simplify what cap and trade means and how it really works. And what better way to simplify a complex system than turn it into a board game? Public Press executive director Michael </span>Stoll<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;and reporter and illustrator Anna </span>Vignet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">joined KALW's Hana Baba to teach her the rules of the California Cap and Trade game.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 02:32:42 +0000 Hana Baba 31001 at http://kalw.org Cap and Trade board game explains California's greenhouse gas reduction plan Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks http://kalw.org/post/building-more-resilient-economy-bay-bucks <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sergio </span>Lub<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is walking me through the stockroom of his jewelry company’s headquarters in Martinez. All around the room, precious metal bracelets and rings nestle in cardboard boxes with labels like “Mardi Gras” and “Sage Bundle.”</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lub’s been making and designing jewelry for over 30 years, but I’m not here to talk with him about that. I’m here to learn about something else he’s been experimenting with for just as long – alternative economies, or as he puts it: “trying to find different forms of this human invention we call money.”</span></p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 00:16:05 +0000 Jen Chien 27280 at http://kalw.org Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks Today on Your Call: Are there alternatives to our current forms of money? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-are-there-alternatives-our-current-forms-money <P></P> <P> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:44:21 +0000 Malihe Razazan 24281 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Are there alternatives to our current forms of money?