A community meeting will be hosted by the North Fork Economic Transition Initiative, on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Blue Sage Center, 226 Grand Avenue, Paonia.
The speakers include Chris Yates, gift economy advocate, and Cynthia Harwood, president of Time Bank of the Rockies, Montrose.
The meeting will focus on the launch of a website-based time bank and demonstrate how to use it. A time bank is a legal, non-taxable exchange of time between members in which hours of all members are valued equally. Also being discussed will be proposed local economic initiatives in response to long-term economic trends. These will include gift circles, the Transition Town movement, a proposed tool and equipment library, local investor networks, alternative currencies, plus cover non-market-based ideas.
The North Fork Time Bank is being sponsored by a group of local citizens who have formed the North Fork Economic Transition Initiative, based upon principles propounded by Charles Eisenstein in his book, "Sacred Economics," and the Transition Movement spearheaded by Rob Hopkins (www.transitionnetwork.org).
For more information contact Nigel Supertramp at 527-7752.blog comments powered by Disqus