[act-ma] Sunday March 20, Time Trade Circle: Creating a Local Economy at the JP Forum

Liz Wambui lizw at ips-dc.org
Wed Mar 9 11:49:45 PST 2011

Join us at the JP Forum for--

Time Trade Circle: Creating a Local Economy

When: Sunday March 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, UU, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

After the economic crisis, more people are bartering with friends and neighbors and forming time banks to share goods and services locally. Come meet local members of the Time Trade Circle, a Boston-area organization with more than 700 members, to learn how you can start participating in this locally-grown and sustainable economy. There are more than 700 members in the Greater Boston Area.

This orientation meeting will be followed by a potluck get-together at 5:00 PM, including JP folks who are already members of the Time Trade Circle. If you wish to stay for the potluck, please bring a dish to share.

What is a time bank?

A time bank is an organization where members have a bank account of time, and exchange time-based services with other members.  It’s a pool of members, and operates like a circle, not a one-to-one swap or barter.  In a time bank, for example, Lara makes a cake for Aldo, Keren gives skiing lessons to David, Dianne gives Carol ride to the airport, Carol paints a painting for Louisa, Krystyna lends her vacation house to Alice, etc. You get time credit for the services you provide, and you can spend that time on services that other members offer. The Time Trade Circle lets us share our own skills and get help from others who offer things we need.

Becoming a member is easy.  For more information visit: http://www.timetradecircle.org

Co-Sponsored by Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition

For more information, please visit www.jamaicaplainforum.org

Elizabeth Wambui
Institute for Policy Studies-Northeast Office
Office Manager and Jamaica Plain Forum Coordinator
E-Mail: LizW at Ips-dc.org
Program on Inequality and Common Good

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