So July 4th you can celebrate independence from the dollar in Phoenix! Local businesses are starting a new form of currency called Phoenix Bux, they work like dollars at 23 participating businesses. I think this idea is great, it's a way to make sure you're supporting local businesses during these hard times. You also get discounts for using them, so it helps your wallet too!
I found out about this from Conspire, the coffee/clothes/art co-op that Tom's a part of. So tell your friends, everyone should head to Conspire after July 4th buy a ceramic piece and ask for your change in Phoenix Bux :)