Friday, October 2, 2009

Seed A New Economy

Pledge $5 to seed a new economy

Starting Tuesday, October 6th 2009, thousands will join you in seeding a new economy by contributing $5 or more. 100% of the money goes to the Slow Money Alliance.

Our goal is 200,000 donations for a total of $1 million dollars that will be used to help Slow Money. Its first goal: a million people signing the Slow Money principles. From there, steering tens of millions dollars per year of creative funding to small food enterprises and organic farming, to support a new economic vision based on soil fertility, diversity and nonviolence. This is truly historic.

Make your pledge today, then return to this site and make your contribution of $5 or more. You may also donate directly on the Slow Money Alliance site starting October 6th. The event will run for one week - 12:00am EST on October 6th through 11:59pm EST on October 12th. The more we raise, the more media attention we'll get. If you don't want to wait until the 6th to donate, you can contribute now at the Slow Money Alliance website.

So you know we're on the up-and-up, all donations will be made on the Slow Money Alliance's website. We chose the Slow Money Alliance because its founders and board have a proven track record of running successful, socially responsible businesses. If anyone is going to pave the way for a radical shift in our economy - from the ground up -- it's them.

Read about Slow Money in Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Sign the Slow Money principles
Meet the Slow Money Board and Advisors
who are we and why are we doing this?

The idea was hatched in Santa Fe by Shelly Roche, Anthony Nicalo & Derek Shanahan. We're doing it because we (like many of you) want to change the world, and we had an idea, and we wanted to see if we could help make it happen. We're not making any money off this, we're just hoping to be able to demonstrate a new model for how the economy can work when social responsibility meets community-supported business.

We are not employed by the Alliance. We are enthusiastic members of the Alliance, and are inspired to act.
thank you

Your support means more than you'll ever know, to more people than you can imagine.
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