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+)

New Member Orientations for TimeBank Boulder (NE Boulder)

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 $15 for seniors and $10 for low-income. $30 otherwise. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Panera Bread, Boulder CO 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. Only 3 people per orientation.

New Member Orientations for Time Bank (Longmont)

Ozo Coffee 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 $15 for seniors and $10 for low-income. $30 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)

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 $15 for seniors and $10 for low-income. $30 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.

Budget Bustin' Brainstormin' Binge

Jan's house

All of us are smarter than one of us! Let's come together and: BRAINSTORM: bring ideas, tips, coupons, resources, strategies, secret knowledge, musings, TimeBank tips, rebates, and more....... to figure out ways we can stretch our budget this year and Save. Money. We'll figure out ways to bust our budgets and buy big, buy best, and buy frugally (thanks Susan) so we can binge spend in other areas LOL! And we'll also have a nice evening with our friendly TimeBankering friends in the process! At our first meeting, we identified general areas or topics for saving money: general, gasoline, groceries, clothing, household items, utilities, gifts, entertainment, pharmaceuticals/medical/health/wellness, pets, and cleaning. We took 2 topics and discussed them: general and clothing. At this our second meeting, the group will select the 3 topics most of interest and see how far we get! BRING: one or two salad ingredients, or sides, or dressings, for a potluck salad. Jan will supply the lettuce and tomato. It's okay if someone brings chocolate or dessert, but not everybody okay? We will need some meats, cheeses, eggs, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, side dishes, etc for a great chef's salad! HOMEWORK IN ADVANCE: Bring a list of areas or things you would like to save money on. Okay, we can't reduce your HOA payments, but let's see what we can do in other areas. BRING ALSO: knowledge of where you're a whiz at saving money. For example Jan can tell you: *where to buy front zip sports bras for $5, new. Really comfortable. * where you can get free financial planning in Boulder (I just learned about this one!) * best places to get vitamins online at the lowest prices * Overseas pharmacies that have great prices (I pay 70% less for my cat's inhaler than Walmart pharmacy) * a new pet pharmacy that cost 50% less than my vet charged me for anti-inflammatories * make your own dishwasher soap for low cost - works great * can we, TimeBank members, find ways to get firewood together from free sources around Boulder this summer? Collaboration!!!!! * How to get rebates for shopping online..... and more! Because it is in a private residence, this event is for TIMEBANK BOULDER members only. If you are a member of the TimeBanking and Sharing Economy meetup, please join TimeBank Boulder to attend this event. Start the joining process at www.timebankboulder.org. My house is small so sign up early to assure your spot.

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