Five Dollar Denomination

Dedication: “Sustainable Technology,” Third Chakra: Strength, Color: Yellow, Musical Note: E

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Five Dollar

The “Ecology Symbol,” which is boldly represented on the front of this bill was created by environmental artist, Ron Cobb. His work adorned the pages of “The Mother Earth News” in the early Seventies and Look magazine incorporated the symbol into an image of a flag in their April 21, 1970 issue. The flag was patterned after the flag of the United States, and had thirteen stripes alternating green and white. Its field was green with the ecology symbol where the stars would be in the traditional American flag. Its impact on the American public was immediate as the word, “ecology” was suddenly assimilated into the American psyche.

The reverse side of this bill shows the sustainable technologies of wind and solar being used in a rural setting. This honors the original, back-to-the-land hippies who intuitively knew it’s our connection to the Earth that is the source of true wealth and happiness. If Renewable Resources were seen as the key, Sustainable Technologies were seen as the lock. When unlimited, renewable resources are used to create and power sustainable, non-polluting technologies, abundance for all is lavished upon the land.

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