What we're about

A TimeBank is like a cross between an alternative economy and the sharing economy. The alternative economy is separate from, and operates independently of, the traditional economy. The sharing economy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharing_economy) is a peer-to-peer market model based on collaborative sharing of goods and services, empowered through online marketplaces such as eBay, social lending, peer-to-peer accommodation, peer-to-peer travel experiences, car sharing and commute-bus sharing. TimeBanking could be considered to be part of either economic model.

Both of these economic models serve the needs of people and the public-good first, decreasing the ability of others to take advantage of people economically. They also engender a safer and more pleasant environment for both individuals and families to live within. Smaller, highly self-sufficient local economies, largely independent of the global economy, are more likely to survive economic reversals.

The Alternative/Sharing Economy in Boulder

To help alternative and sharing economies to grow and become successful in Boulder, we link people together through education, events, technology and social networks.

That's why we started this Meetup group as a place where people can come together to run and promote informational events about the alternative and sharing economies, timebanking (http://timebanks.org/what-is-timebanking/) and sustainability.

Please join our Meetup group today to receive notifications about these type of events.

If you're interested in hosting related events of your own, you may be able to use our Meetup group to schedule them.

Our Sponsor Is TimeBank Boulder

This Meetup is sponsored by TimeBank Boulder (http://www.skillsharenetwork.org/) (formerly SkillShare Network) Colorado's oldest and most successful timebank. TimeBank Boulder empowers individuals and nonprofit organizations to meet their needs without the need for cash in one-to-one exchanges and group projects.

By helping others in the TimeBank Boulder community, you earn TimeDollars that you can use in exchange for services you need from other TimeBank Boulder members. In TimeBank Boulder, everyone's time is equal, no matter what the service! We currently have about 130 active members in Boulder.

Belonging to our TimeBank allows you to help yourself, assist others, and stay outside of the conventional for-profit economy.

Our website: TimebankBoulder.org (http://timebankboulder.org)

Sign up for our enewsletter: E-Newsletter Signup (http://eepurl.com/b1Y5L9)

More about timebanking: Hourworld.org (http://hourworld.org/_FAQ.htm)

Upcoming events (5+)

Nature Walk at Bobolink Trail led by Gail Wagner and Melissa Mezger

East Boulder Rec Center - NE corner of parking lot

Nature Walk at Bobolink Trail led by Gail Wagner and Melissa Mezger Saturday October 26th, 2:00pm (snow/rain date will be November 2nd) We'll go wandering in search of trees, birds, and other wild things that we can observe and enjoy. We'll meet at the NE corner of the East Boulder Rec Center parking lot where there is ample parking. Please leave your dogs at home as we'll be looking for birds. 1 TimeDollar/attendee Dress for the weather and a walk. Bring some water, a hat/sunblock, a camera, binoculars if you have some, and your curiosity. The Bobolink Trail is pretty flat, some of it paved and some gravel/dirt. This will be a slow, easy walk and is expected to last 1-2 hours. Let's see what we can see! RSVP Here or Send RSVPs and any questions to Melissa at [masked]

New Member Orientations for Time Bank (Longmont)

You are invited to become a member of TimeBank Boulder (formerly SkillShare)! We offer a variety of times and locations to make it easy for you to join. Once you are an active member, you will be able to exchange with over 22,000 in the continental U.S. and even more members overseas. Here are the steps to becoming a member: 1) Go to our website at https://hourworld.org/bank/Join.php?hw=1069 and fill out and submit the online preliminary application. 2) RSVP 'Yes' to this meetup at least two days prior and send a message to Ashley with the date that you wish to attend. 3) Bring your checkbook and laptop (the later only if you have one). The annual fee is $20 for seniors and students and $10 for low-income. $35 otherwise. This orientation is a requirement to participate in the time bank exchanges, but everyone is welcome to time bank events. It should take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your questions. First, fill out the online application and then RSVP if you can make it.

New Member Orientations for Time Bank (North Boulder)

Red Rock Coffeehouse

You are invited to become a member of TimeBank Boulder (formerly SkillShare)! We offer a variety of times and locations to make it easy for you to join. Here are the steps to becoming a member: 1) Go to our website at https://hourworld.org/bank/Join.php?hw=1069 and fill out and submit the online preliminary application. 2) RSVP 'Yes' to this meetup at least two days prior and send a message to Ashley with the date that you wish to attend. 3) Bring your checkbook and laptop (the later only if you have one). The annual fee is $20 for seniors and students and $10 for low-income. $35 otherwise. This orientation is a requirement to participate in the time bank exchanges, but everyone is welcome to time bank events. It should take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your questions. Please note that if Sunday morning does not work for you, we can move it to Sunday afternoon instead. Also, we can give alternative locations in Lyons, Longmont, or Lafayette, if the Boulder location is not convenient for you.

New Member Orientations for Time Bank (Gunbarrel)

Tod's Espresso Cafe

You are invited to become a member of TimeBank Boulder (formerly SkillShare)! We offer a variety of times and locations to make it easy for you to join. Here are the steps to becoming a member: 1) Go to our website at https://hourworld.org/bank/Join.php?hw=1069 and fill out and submit the online preliminary application. 2) RSVP 'Yes' to this meetup at least two days prior and send a message to Ashley with the date that you wish to attend. 3) Bring your checkbook and laptop (the later only if you have one). The annual fee is $20 for seniors and students and $10 for low-income. $35 otherwise. Location: Pekoe Sip House, Boulder, 11 a.m. 1225 Alpine Avenue, Boulder, CO (Note the address, there are two!) This orientation is a requirement to participate in the time bank exchanges, but everyone is welcome to time bank events. It should take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your questions. Please note that if Sunday morning does not work for you, we can move it to Sunday afternoon instead. Also, we can give alternative locations in Lyons, Longmont, or Lafayette, if the Boulder location is not convenient for you.

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