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Wisdom on social capital, human interaction, civic engagement and community through research, news stories and life. Need to ask why are we here and what kind of world do we want to leave behind… Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at TimeBank
TimeBankers share their experiences and thoughts about why TimeBanking is so revolutionary Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at TimeBank
How can passionate designers and architects respond to world housing crises? Architecture for Humanity, a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at TimeBank
A vegetable garden can do more than save you money -- it can save the world. At TEDxDirigo Roger Doiron shows how gardens can re-localize our food and feed our growing population. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at TimeBank
Shannon Lee Simmons, a 27 year old Toronto woman who left her job as a financial advisor to conduct a year-long experiment she called the Barter Babes Project. She wanted to find out if she could live off bartering alone. Edgar Cahn is a lawyer and founder of Time Banks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at TimeBank
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More than 30 Time banks exist in 23 countries. When you join a time bank, you indicate what services you might be able to offer others: financial planning, computer de-bugging, web-design, handyman repairs, housecleaning, child care, clothing alterations, cooking, taking someone to a doctor’s appointment on the bus, visiting the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at TimeBank
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The residents of the city Volos started to use an informal barter currency. The growing network in Volos that uses a so-called Local Alternative Unit to exchange goods and services — language classes, baby-sitting, computer support, home-cooked meals — and to receive discounts at some local businesses. It is one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at TimeBank
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