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The Talega: Association of Ethical Consumption

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The Talega: Association of Ethical Consumption

"The Talega” is an association of ethical consumerism working initially in two parts: organic consumption and barter. When these two branches, it must be consolidated, possibly, other address as the solidarity economy, fair trade, and so on.

They do not mix these two branches. Are independent. Organic consumption is developed in such a way that is fairly easy to access. We have articulated a few simple mechanisms so that any citizen can access it. If successful in Alcalá, some colleagues would be willing to pitch a tent.

Moreover, barter is an exchange of goods and services among all members of The Talega who want to barter, of course.

Each demand and supply a range of goods and services. These are embodied in a bulletin. Each value and pricing their services (with a currency that we have called "bollo", which we have given a reference value of half a euro). However, everything is negotiable. The offeror and speak applicant agree on the characteristics of the exchange price, date, time, and so on.

At present, after two months of operation, we are making barter a dozen people. Volume have driven a truck that can be translated into the conventional market is around one million pesetas.

Barter setting shows a number of capabilities that we all have to reject the system for not being competitive. This increases self-esteem, creates friendships and saves you from your family finances.

Recommendations from the association "La Talega"

  • Use public transport,...... or bike ........ or simply walk.
  • Turn off the lights .... bulbs energy.
  • Moderate air conditioning (top levels).
  • Use rechargeable batteries,... fuel plant, ..... or shar car to get to work.
  • Install solar energy in homes and neighborhoods, even for streetlights.
  • Close the faucet when ... .... bushing teeth ... soaping.
  • Use reducing taps.
  • Separate garbage at home ... paper ... glass ..... plastic .... metal .... organic waste.
  • Take special care with garbage pollution (batteries, solvents, medicines, etc.).
  • Claim parkland, planting trees, surround the plants.
  • Use non-polluting organic.
  • Cook and eat at home, using the Mediterranean diet with fresh products.
  • Renounce the culture of plastic, use the lifetime cart.
  • Reuse, and recycle (clothing, furniture, sheets of paper, etc..)
  • Consume or give away fair trade products, learn about brands and what they hide behind.
  • Devote your time to participate in social organizations, projects and campaigns.
  • Reflect on your life and your consumption, consuming less ... and better.

What does the topic of barter mean?

Several people have agreed to exchange services or such things, "paying" these services with a fictitious monetary unit the "bollo", it is not always agreement between A and B on an exchange, but C maybe can give to A something that interests him, and B to C, and all with all.

List of inspiration to indicate the goods or services that may be offered and / or exchanged.


  • kitchen Jobs
  • Cleaning house
  • Buying
  • Laundry and / or ironing
  • Teaching of any of these things.


  • Artistic Creations (sewing, painting, ceramics, crafts ...)
  • Taking pictures.
  • Teaching of any of these things


  • Company
  • Help caring for sick
  • Running errands
  • Care of Children
  • Plant Care
  • Animal care


  • Place to store objects
  • Local
  • Workshop .........
  • Room in shared house
  • Lodging
  • House on the beach


  • Plumbing
  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • Garden
  • Arrangement of furniture and tapestries
  • Electricity
  • Electronics Repair.
  • Repair of image and sound devices.
  • Removals
  • Joinery
  • Teaching of any of these things.

6. School

  • Languages
  • History
  • Language
  • Sports
  • Driving License
  • Dance
  • Canto
  • Theater
  • Yoga
  • Tai-Chi
  • Painting
  • Musical Instrument


  • Making efforts on bureaucratic .......
  • Audit and tax return.
  • accounting
  • Advice on problems in the programs ...
  • Repair of computers.
  • Correction and / or layout of Writings.
  • Design Advertising.
  • Making Translation (specify language)
  • Legal

8. Medical Advice

  • Alternatives
  • Massages
  • Hairdresser / Makeup
  • Teaching of any of these things


  • practice a sport in common
  • Share hobbies (going to the movies, walking, collections ....)
  • Proceedings of storytelling.
  • children's parties Animations
  • Musical performances.
  • theater


  • Repairing Vehicle
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Transport of people in car
  • Caravan
  • van transfers
  • Messages with a motorcycle or bicycle
  • Car Wash


  • Objects in kitchen
  • Beverages, canned or products of the earth
  • Furniture
  • Handicrafts
  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • utensils and tools
  • Sports
  • Vehicles
  • Office material
  • Books
  • Music

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2 Reviews about The Talega: Association of Ethical Consumption
on 08/10/2014
Wow! How interesting, and how IMPRESSIVE! I can't believe they've create such an all-inclussive, practical philosophy towards life and education! This is great! I wish teh states would adopt a similar philosophy to take over the entire country, but somehow I don't ever see that happening. There's no money in keeping the planet politicians will never go for it.
on 06/01/2014
It would be awesome to find a place like this in this city, I would love to see and look for things that may be helpful to me and get rid of the ones that are useless to me or I do like anymore, it is a very good technique to take advantage of what is already done

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