We’re just getting started here, and this blog will quickly be growing with stories and resources!
The first resource: News About Time Banking – a collection of links explaining/featuring Time Banks all over the world. We’ll post whenever it’s updated, but you can find the full list at the top of this site.
- From the time banking wikipedia page:
“Ideally, time banking builds community. Time Bank members sometimes refer to this as a return to simpler times when the community was there for its individuals.”
- Time Banking was called “hokey” by the NY Daily News in January 2010 when the city started an initiative. Though not affiliated with Time Banks USA (TBUSA), it’s based on many of the same concepts. It seems to be going strong – check out their annual reports!
- The Portland Exchange, an affiate Time Bank, is featured in a PBS documentary, Fixing the Future – here’s a video excerpt (with transcript) on PBS NewsHour. This is a great video to watch! It not only summarizes the concept well, but shows actual exchanges taking place in one community.