Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cool ideas: Time Banks

Hi Everyone,

This week I’d like to share some cool ideas. First one up: Time Banks.

 It is inspiring to me how an economic crisis can bring out much cooperation and creativeness. Time Banks are essentially a group of people sharing/exchanging services without using money. Members provide work that they are skilled at doing. This could be anything such as health services, cooking, house or car repair, babysitting, etc. In exchange for their time, members earn time credits. These credits can be spent by using services from any other Time Bank member.

Click on the Youtube video below to see an example of a Time Bank in Vermont:

Currently, there are about 400 Time Banks spread across the USA. Click on this national link to learn more, find one in your area, or create one!

Nancy Silva, ND
Health Science Faculty


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