"Local Exchange Trading Systems", or LETS groups, are locally organised, not-for-profit groups which have been around for many decades right across the world. They are a well-organised way to trade without money, not only within your own community but around Australia and internationally.
"I see that the residential and commercial solar industry have become very confusing for people," says Ruby. "The options are endless and it's hard to know if you're being offered a good price and the right system for your needs. I can help by reviewing quotes and offering advice, as well energy efficiency audits and advice for off-grid power systems."
"I enjoy tutoring students in maths and physics and can do electrician trade school tutoring and assistance with computers. My biggest hobby is making organic kombucha so I'm offering starter scobys and could do lessons also", says Ruby.
She thinks programs like LETS are important since COVID-19.
"LETS is its own little economy. If we can grow the Sunshine Coast group large enough then we can become a lot less dependent on our regular incomes. That's going to be so important in the economic and unemployment crisis that we're experiencing."
Sunshine Coast LETS needs some new fresh members with a variety of offerings. Now is a very good time to join and enjoy not only cashless trading, but friendship and social get-togethers at market days and lunches.
Membership of Sunshine Coast LETS (SCLETS) is $5 per year and new members are gifted 25 RAYS to get started.