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)