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The Maia Maia Project
Greenhouse Gas Reduction / Carbon Credits

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Administrator Information
Name Sam Nelson
E-mail Address
Position / Job Title Committee member
First Language English
Organization The Maia Maia Project
Organization Type Community-Based Organization (Unregistered)
URL Address
Currency System Information
Status Operating
Year the System was Started 2008
Community Perth
City / Urban Area Perth
Country Australia
URL Address
Medium of Exchange Notes / Bills
Unit of Value Kilograms Greenhouse Gas Reduced
Valuation Convertible to CO2 global warming potential
Cost-Recovery Mechanism
  1. Have Not Decided Yet
Source of Funding Internal Currency Charges
Purpose for Establishing System Contributing towards a Sustainable Society
Size of Membership 20
Additional Information

Just getting started. Have 20 members signed up. Will be administered in conjunction with local schools of which one is currently enlisted.

Our approach is experimental and any input is appreciated.

We have at our disposal a sophisticated internet based emissions accounting service developed by a Committee member which is used commercially to underpin emissions trading in the mining/resources sectors (

Currency is disbursed following a commitment by members of a % decrease in greenhouse gases over a set period, and subsequent disbursals track both how well the community achieved the target and what the next target is.

The currency will act to provide recognition and increase community resolve to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions.

The scheme will also be tied to member businesses that transfer a proportion of their own emissions reduction pledges to their customers per booya (unit of currency) accepted in exchange for goods or services.

Our hope is that this dynamic will move down the supply chain and allow a small group of consumers to leverage greater reductions in emissions from the wider community,

The Maia Maia framework, if adopted elsewhere, will result in local currencies that can be easily convertible from one to another on the bases of a quantity of greenhouse gas abated - which has a universally recognised value and is one of the few commodities to increase in monetary value even during the current economic down turn.

Designed by Stephen DeMeulenaere
and Programmed by Albert Fløde
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