SF BACE Timebank
"The BACE Timebank is like a local community bank, but we keep track of time. For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one hour to use to have someone do something for you. It is an alternative way to give and receive resources. It's that simple." Excerpt from the SF BACE website.
The BACE Timebank works together with the organization BACE. "Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) is a collaborative network that supports the development of alternative means of exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide research and development support, incubation of alternative exchange projects, and education to the Bay Area community about economic issues. Through our work with currency projects, we will create an economy that is more sustainable, just, and embedded in healthy community connections....
We support the following activities and projects:
- Monthly roundtable discussion about all these projects and introduced the interested public
- Biweekly thinktank meetings to discuss research and develop of new currencies
- General project support for new currency projects
- Public presentations about currencies and the economy
- Social events and conferences to connect the movement
- Online educational library about currencies
- Discussion listservs to develop currencies"
Excerpt from the BACE website.
||Average Customer Review|
I'm pleased to say I'm a member of this timebank. For people in the Bay Area wanting to promote local economy and also gain education and experience in currency independence, I highly recommend SF BACE.
In particular, the website is easy-to-use, and I've found the online community is very friendly and full of offered products/services.
I also recently attended an educational event presented by BACE organizer Mira Luna - the experience was very insightful. This is definitely a well-oiled and professionally run operation.