Some Transition groups have experimented with alternative trading systems and currencies to side-step the dominant money system, but to date these remain a marginal part of local economies. Often Transitioners want to eschew money or critique it and posit a post-money future that is spiritually appealing, but without a pragmatic strategy for getting there. How can we be financially responsible and viable while building local resilience together? "Your Money or Your Life" offers a view of money, wealth, community, meaning, and empowerment that has inspired hundreds of thousands of people in the sustainable living and simplicity movements since 1992.
Vicki Robin is a co-author of the perennial best-seller, “Your Money or Your Life,” which she is currently giving a 25-year makeover with Millennials in mind. She is also author of “Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: Lessons from a 10-Mile Diet.” Called the "prophet of consumption downsizers" by the New York Times, Vicki's radical common sense approach to money, food, and life inspires people to think deeply and act with integrity. Vicki is also a prolific social innovator, having helped to launch Sustainable Seattle, the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, the New Road Map Foundation, Conversation Cafes, Transition Whidbey, and the 10-Day Local Food Challenge, among many other projects.