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News Releases

15 September, 2018 – Free cash giveaway outside former Lehman Brothers building urges people to rethink the economy [DOC | PDF]

15 September, 2015 – World’s Most Intriguing Social Experiment Has People Sharing Money with Complete Strangers [DOC | PDF]
15 September, 2014 – Global event inspires greater sharing [DOC | PDF]
15 September, 2013 – Giving Money to Strangers – [DOC | PDF]
15 September, 2012 – Free Money Day a Huge Global Success [DOC | PDF]
15 September, 2011 – Post Event Media Release  [DOC | PDF]
14 September, 2011 – Free Money Day on 15 September  [DOC | PDF]

About the Post Growth Institute

The Post Growth Institute is an international organization accelerating the world’s shift to an economy that thrives within ecological limits. Our mission is to inspire, mobilize and support individuals, businesses and communities to create a future where the continuous circulation of resources leads to human and planetary flourishing. Find more about us and our work at

General use quotes

“Free Money Day is a global invitation for people to explore, in a liberating and fun way, what it might be like if our relationships to money were a little different.” Dr Donnie Maclurcan, Global Organiser, Free Money Day

“This event is about much more than money, it is about co-creating the futures we truly desire by building on what we know works: sharing” Dr Donnie Maclurcan, Global Organiser, Free Money Day

“It is time we asked ourselves, how much is enough? Do we really need to grow on like this?” Dr Donnie Maclurcan, Global Organiser, Free Money Day

“The best kind of Street Theatre” Paul Hawken, Author of ‘Blessed Unrest’

“The Post Growth Institute is igniting a popular challenge to the assumption that all growth is good, and making it possible for the everyday person to talk about what sustainability REALLY means.” Peggy Duvette, CEO, Wiser Earth.

“Our relationship with money has become dysfunctional as it has become an end in itself. It’s time to rethink money and by the simple act of giving some away, we will start to reconnect with the original purpose of money: to connect ‘human gifts with human needs’. We have lost touch with the gifting aspect of money as our lives have become monetized. Free Money Day reclaims that spirit and shows us a different aspect of money. We can envisage money as an energy of abundance and not one of scarcity.” Raf Manji, Director, Sustento Institute (Christchurch, New Zealand), ex Senior Proprietary trader, Lehman Brothers.

“If you’re questioning the status quo and interested in a more sustainable society, Free Money Day is your chance to get involved. It’s the beginning of a conversation, a thought provoking exciting idea; Free Money Day is also a creative exercise and a lot of fun!” Ravi Prasad, Founder, Friends with Things, Earth Hour Finalist