100 Sites Worldwide to Participate in ‘Free Money Day’ on September 15 Promoting Global Prosperity through Economies of Sharing
On Saturday, September 15, at over 100 locations worldwide, members of the public will hand out their own money to complete strangers, asking recipients to pass half on to someone else. Now in its second year, ‘Free Money Day’ aims to start conversations about the benefits of alternative economies based on sharing.
“‘Free Money Day’ is a global invitation for people to explore, in a liberating and fun way, what it might be like if our relationships to money were a little different,” said Australian Dr. Donnie Maclurcan, co-founder of the Post Growth Institute, the group behind the worldwide event.
“As living becomes progressively harder for many individuals, sharing becomes more obvious as a path to sustainability,” said Dr. Maclurcan.
‘Free Money Day’ is timed to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers, now seen as a turning point in the development of the 2008 financial crisis. “With world debt at over US $190 trillion, and debt connected to growth economics by necessity, now is the time to explore how we might thrive in futures beyond economic growth,” said Dr. Maclurcan.
One-hundred-and-four ‘Free Money Day’ events are scheduled across 6 continents and 20 countries, from India to Ghana, Colombia and the U.S. More than US $3,500 has been pledged. Dr. Maclurcan plans to give away $500 from 12pm, Saturday, September 15, at Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.