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01. Stella Strega Scoz

Stella Strega-Scoz

Stella has been a social activist since 1981, & has been passionately engaged in figuring out how to organize for social & environmental justice for as long as she can remember.
She worked as the designer and coordinator of many Transition Initiatives in London in the mid-90’s, some of which earned national-level awards (See GreenAdventure). These initiatives from the beginning integrated various complementary currencies in facilitating the development of the local economy, like making an organic produce box scheme (delivered by bicycle in a run-down inner city) affordable to low-income families.

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oordinated the setting up of the first TimeBank in London, working for the NewEconomics Foundation in 1997, was an invited speaker at many conferences on Agenda 21 & community regeneration. In 1998 she was invited to be part of a think-tank on how to regenerate the inner cities by the Tony Blair Government, in 1998.

Since 2001 her home has been a permaculture farm in the Canary Islands which is now becoming an eco-village, & from 2003 she's been supporting social change activist through training in sustainable design with the NodoEspiral of the Permaculture Academy, with whom she also created a programme to support the development of small EcoBusinesses. In 2006 she coordinated the first Complementary Currencies Conference in Spain, which spawned an online resource about these important technologies for social change in Spanish, that later morphed into the bilingual EcoInversion.net & gathers news about various ecoeconomy conferences to date.

    A piece of Stella's Conference of 6th April 2013