If you want to find out more details about Atom Community Money, visit the official website first.
The unit of currency is the ‘horsepower’ and the money comes in different notes – blue for 10 horsepower, red for 50 horsepower, and yellow for 100 horsepower
Atom Community Money began circulating on April 7, 2003 in Waseda and Takadanobaba. It is “Thank you money” given for a good deed towards the global environment, and to local and global communities under the theme of “For the children of the future” to support various social action programs, to nurture local communities, and to revitalize the area.
The fifth period was a half year in which about 900,000 horsepower were distributed and over 60,000 good.
Aiming to reach one million “Thanks,”
Atom Community Money will change significantly in its sixth year.
1. Expansion of circulation areas
Until now, circulation has been limited to Waseda and Takadanobaba but circulation in other areas begins in the sixth period. You may see Atom Community Money in your neighborhood.
2. Extension of circulation period
Previously, circulation stopped after six months but the sixth circulation period is from April 7 to December 31. This extension period gives you more opportunities to get Atom Community Money.
3. Adopted as a part of the Ministry of the Environment Eco-Action-Point Project 2009
The project was launched by Ministry of the Environment as a carbon-dioxide reducing environmental program, and Atom Community Money was selected as one of the regional projects. In this period, we will actively engage in carbon-dioxide reducing by promoting eco-bags, reusable chopsticks, and other measures.
For more information: Ministry of the Environment Eco-Action-Point
These are signs for Atom Community Money member stores.
The blue sign is for stores where you can receive the money and the pink sign is for stores where you can use it.
* The distribution method varies by store.
April 12, 2009 / 10:00-11:00 (meet at the Takadanobaba Station Square at 9:50)
We will clean up around Takadanobaba Station, mainly the Waseda-dori. Let’s clean the town where Atom was born. Participants will receive 50 horsepower after the cleanup.
* Weather permitting. May be cancelled due to rain.
* Used papers (newspapers and cardboard boxes) will be collected. Cleaning tools and cotton work gloves will be available.
Opening Event for the sixth circulation period of Atom Community Money
April 12, 2009 / 11:00-15:00 (Takadanobaba Station Square)
We will celebrate the beginning of circulation with a ceremony, a musical performance by children, and other events. Atom Community Money will be distributed during the event, so please feel free to attend. Scheduled guests (omitting titles) Saito Tetsuo (Environment Minister, Ministry of the Environment) Nagaki Hidehito (Deputy Mayor, Shinjuku Ward) Tauchi Hideaki (Vice-President, Waseda University) Matsutani Takayuki (President, Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.)
The latest information is available at the Atom Community Money Official Website.
Everyone, please do good and receive Atom Community Money!