Tucson Time Traders – Tucson’s Local Timebank

Please see timetraders.metasofa.org for more information on our Timebank orientation meetings and other events.

We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings to give information about timebanking and Tucson Time Traders, and help you sign up online.

 

TUCSON TIME TRADERS

Helping Build Community 1 Hour at a Time

Tucson Time Traders is our local Timebank for the Tucson region.  Check the website for our latest news and events, or open a new account, or login if you’re a member – http://timetraders.metasofa.org

 

What Is A Time Bank?

A Timebank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work – everyone’s time is valued equally.  The hours are recorded in the timebank software so we can trade them around the timebank community.  Timebanking is a great way for people to exchange assistance and help build healthy communities.

Core Values

We are all assets – Every human being has something to contribute.

Redefining work – Some work is beyond price.  We need to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.

Reciprocity – Helping works better as a two-way street.  “How can I help you?” becomes “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”

Community – We need each other.  Networks are stronger than individuals… People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.

Respect – Every human being matters.  Respect underlies freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and supplies the heart and soul of democracy.

Intrigued?

Open a Tucson Time Traders account online, and come to an orientation meetingMembership is free and open to everyone.

For some background information, take a quick look at these excellent short videos and a sample of resources within our local timebank.

timetraders.metasofa.org

 
Also see Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank
and ST February Meeting – Tucson’s Economy

Rethinking Money in Tucson – meetings with Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne – March 25 & 26

Monday – Santa Rita Room, Student Union, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
Tuesday – City of Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Meeting Room C in the basement

 
Both events are Free. Monday’s will also be webcast (ask for address). Please RSVP for Tuesday.

Rethinking Money: A Wildcat Currency?

Date: Monday, March 25, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Santa Rita Room, Student Union, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Contact: rshatz(at)inno-tech.org / mfoudy(at)gmail.com

“Currently, we stand at an extraordinary inflection point in human history. Several intergenerational, even millennial cycles are coming to a close including the end of the Cold War (50 years), of the Industrial Age (250 years) of Modernism (500 years), of Hyper-Rationalism (2,500 years), and of Patriarchy (5,000 years).” from Rethinking Money by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne

Recognizing the complex duality played by the market economy and the invisible economy (unpaid ‘volunteer’ work), we see that goods and services produced for oneself and one’s circle are quite real, but they are not measured nor valued in the Gross Domestic Product. What we create in the invisible economy does more than complement the array of goods and services generated in the market economy. It engenders Community Spirit. Now 4000 Communities around the planet have started to monetize the invisible economy to improve quality of life for all.

Jacqui and Bernard will help us begin to explore ways to monetize the Wildcat Mystique into our own currency. What would it look like, how would it be earned, how would it be used, how would it be recycled, how is it managed, what are the metrics, how much money do we start with, how will it be funded, how do all of the pieces fit together? How do we brand this?

Bernard Lietaer, MIT PhD in economics, served as an official of the Central Bank of Belgium, and as President of Belgium’s Electronic Payment System. He was an architect of the European Currency Unit that transformed into the Eurocurrency System, and Business Week named him “Top World Currency Trader” in 1992. Ms. Jacqui Dunne is an award winning journalist and a leader in identifying, evaluating and promoting environmentally friendly technologies.

Rethinking Money: A Tucson Currency?

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 1 pm)
Location: City of Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Meeting Room C in the basement
Contact: rshatz(at)inno-tech.org / mfoudy(at)gmail.com

What is complementary currency? How can we promote economic activity especially among small businesses and build the Tucson community?

You are invited to attend a conversation with the Author of “Rethinking Money”, Bernard Lietaer. Mr Lietaer holds a PhD in economics from MIT and served at the Central Bank of Belgium, and as President of Belgium’s Electronic Payment System. He was an architect of the Euro. He will be joined by Jacqui Dunne, an award winning journalist, and Tucsonan Tom Greco, a currency expert. Learn how 4000 communities around the world have started to monetize the invisible economy for a quality of life for all.

Jacqui, Bernard and Tom will help us explore opportunities to create our own complementary currency; discussing for example: “What would it look like, how would it be earned, how would it be used, how would it be recycled, how is it managed, what are the metrics, how much money do we start with, how will it be funded, how do all of the pieces fit together? How do we brand this?”

There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is requested to mfoudy(at)gmail.com

Co-sponsored by University of Arizona, National Law Center, Sunbelt World Trade Association, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and SABHA.

 
Also see Money and Life – Fox Theater March 26 and Tucson Time Traders – Tucson’s Local Timebank

Edgar Cahn, TimeBanks USA – How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments

How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments

from Edgar S. Cahn, CEO TimeBanks USA,
Distinguished Professor of Law, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

In his Inaugural Address, President Obama made some commitments that seem to defy fiscal reality:

  “A little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anyone else.”

  “We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future.”

  “We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.”

The problem: there are not enough funds, public, private, philanthropic to pay the cost, at market prices, for all the educational services and all the health care services needed to make good on those promises.

For a quarter century, the TimeBanking community has been demonstrating how to make the impossible possible.  There is vast untapped capacity in community.  We have proven that:

  • Healthy seniors and their families can provide reliable, informal care that reduces medical costs.

  • Fifth graders can tutor third graders who otherwise fail to attain essential reading levels.

  • Teenagers can tutor elementary school children using evidence-based cross-age peer tutoring.

How could this get paid for?  How can we record, recognize and reward labor from a work force that is not recognized or valued by the GDP?  For decades, the TimeBank community in the United States and thirty four other countries has been learning how to do it, teaching us all that every one of us has something special to give.

The function of a medium of exchange is to put supply and demand, capacity and need together.  What money does not value, TimeBanking does.  TimeBanking provides a tax-exempt, local medium of exchange that uses Time as a currency.  One hour helping another (regardless of mainstream market value) equal one Time Credit.  TimeBanking has proven capable of harnessing vast untapped capacity that the market does not value to address vast unmet needs.

Ask the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation which just made a major award to Neighborhood Health Centers of Lehigh Valley to utilize its TimeBank program as a resource to help build a super utilizer intervention program to reduce health care costs.  For ten years, home visits by Lehigh Valley TimeBank members functioning as health coaches and providing informal support have helped folks with chronic problems stay healthy and at home.

Ask Mayor Bloomberg’s Department for the Aging which has established TimeBank programs for seniors in all five boroughs to provide the kind of informal support needed to promote health and prevent unnecessary utilization of the emergency room care by elders.

Ask the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (with a 3,000 member TimeBank) that reports that 79% of TimeBank members felt that their membership gives them support they need to be able to stay in their homes and community as they get older and 100% reported they have benefited from becoming a TimeBank member.

Ask the National Education Association or do a Google search to see if Cross-Age Peer Tutoring rates the status of an evidence-based instructional and remedial strategy.

Ask the Washington State Office of Public Instruction for its authoritative manual on Cross-Age Peer Tutoring.

Ask the National Science Foundation why it granted nearly $1million dollars to Pennsylvania State University Center for Human-Computer Interaction to develop mobile apps for TimeBanking so every Smartphone user can be a time banker.

It’s time America discovered its vast hidden wealth: people not in the work force – seniors, teenagers, children, the disabled – whose energy and capacity has been tapped by TimeBanking for over a quarter century to strengthen fragile families, rebuild community, enhance health, promote trust, restore hope.

President Obama, if you want to do the impossible, it’s time to bet on each other and on our collective capacity.  TimeBanking supplies a medium of exchange that translates “Created Equal” into a currency that embodies that equality.  If we take it to scale, we can make good on delivering those “inalienable rights” to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness promised to every one of us by the Founding Fathers.

Also see TimeBanks USA and Tucson Time Traders

Tucson Time Traders – 2012 aug

Community Picnic/Potluck & Orientation Meetings

at Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)
2nd Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm – Aug 9 – Sep 13 – Oct 11 – Nov 8 – Nov 18 (sunday 6:30-8:30pm) – Dec 13

at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N Treat Avenue (1 block south of Speedway)
many Saturdays, noon to 2 pm – Aug 25 – Sep 8 & 22 – Oct 6 & 20 – Nov 3 – Dec 1 (11:30-1:30) – Dec 22

(please go to timetraders.metasofa.org for latest details, dates and times)

We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings (usually 2nd Monday every month) to give information about timebanking and Tucson Time Traders, and help you sign up online.

 

TUCSON TIME TRADERS

Building Tucson’s Empowerment Network 1 Hour at a Time

Tucson Time Traders is a local Timebank for the Tucson region.  You can go to our website and check our latest calendar & news, or open a new account, or login if you’re a member – http://timetraders.metasofa.org

Community Picnic/Potluck & Orientation Meetings

Everyone is invited to our timebank community orientation meetings, with optional picnic lunch / potluck dinner in the first hour, and a timebank orientation meeting for the second hour.

Before trading with our timebanking community, new members must attend an orientation meeting so we can meet each other in person, and also so we can help everyone make better use of the website.

Experienced members are always welcome and appreciated, and everyone gets one hour of time credit for each meeting attended.  Everyone’s participation is valuable, and benefits everyone in our timebanking community.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Tucson Time Traders has moved to a new website !

Thank you all for your patience and help – We now have a website and timebanking software that simply works.

Our new website includes a community calendar, discussion blog, time banking, and member profiles for finding people and their offers and wants.  It’s all accessible with any web browser, new or old, on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.  It’s fast and simple to use, and easy to learn – for people who have no time to waste!

Local community currency and timebanking have been waiting decades to be live online with this kind of software, so that it’s finally possible for people to find each other easily, and exchange time and energy transparently and fairly, with almost zero overhead.

You can go to the new website here – timetraders.metasofa.org

Tucson Time Traders – 2012 apr

 
Tucson Time Traders is a local Timebank for the Tucson region, and we’re hosting community potluck & orientation meetings on the 2nd Thursday every month at the Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)

 
We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings (2nd Monday every month) to give information about timebanking and Tucson Time Traders.

 

[ This article is slightly out of date.
For current information on Tucson Time Traders, please go to
www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders ]

 

TUCSON TIME TRADERS

Building Tucson’s Empowerment Network 1 Hour at a Time

What Is A Time Bank?

A TimeBank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. The time is banked so you can trade accumulated hours with anyone within the network.

TimeBanking is a rapidly growing movement that allows people to trade assistance, and helps build healthy communities.

Missions and Values

  • We are all assets.
  • Redefining work – to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
  • Reciprocity – “How can I help you?” becomes “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
  • We need each other – Networks are stronger than individuals. People help each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.
  • Respect – Every human being matters.

Intrigued?

Come to a monthly potluck & orientation meeting, and
open an account with the new member sign-up form

New members must attend an orientation meeting before using the online software and trading with our timebanking community. If you’re already a member, you can login to your Tucson Time Traders account at timetraders.metasofa.org

 

Tucson Time Traders – Links and Contacts

Tucson Time Traders new website – login, news, calendar, sign-up
  http://timetraders.metasofa.org/

News and Calendar at sustainable tucson (you are here)
  http://www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders/

New Member Sign-up Form at sustainable tucson
  http://www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders-new-members/

TimeBanks USA website for Tucson – old website (do not use)
  http://tucson.timebanks.org/

Coordinators for Tucson Time Traders
  Kacie, Winona, Chris – email timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org
  Kacie Johnson – phone 520-203-6563

Tucson Time Traders – New Member Sign-up

Also see the Tucson Time Traders website at timetraders.metasofa.org

If you’re interested in joining Tucson Time Traders, please sign up below or at timetraders.metasofa.org, and come to an orientation meeting. New members must attend an orientation meeting before using the online software and trading with our timebanking community.

For assistance with joining or any questions, please email timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

 

Tucson Time Traders – New Member Sign-up Form

* your contact info is required, and will be kept confidential

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Thank you for registering to become a member of the Tucson Time Traders community. We’ll be getting back to you soon by email or phone, with information about the next orientation meeting for new members. Also see the Tucson Time Traders website for a schedule of our community events.

Tucson Time Traders – 2011 dec

Tucson Time Traders is a local Timebank for the Tucson region, and we’re hosting community potluck & orientation meetings on the 2nd Thursday evening every month at the Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)

We’ll also be at Sustainable Tucson General Meetings (2nd Monday every month) to give information about timebanking and Tucson Time Traders.

If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up here, and come to an orientation meeting.  New members must attend an orientation meeting before using the online software and trading with our timebanking community.

If you’re already a member, you can login to your Tucson Time Traders account at tucson.timebanks.org, and the TTT Community Web Intercom at ttt.metasofa.org

[ This article is out of date.
For current information on Tucson Time Traders, please go to
www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders ]

 

TUCSON TIME TRADERS

Building Tucson’s Empowerment Network 1 Hour at a Time

What Is A Time Bank?

TimeBank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. The time is banked so you can trade accumulated hours with anyone within the network.

TimeBanking is a rapidly growing movement that allows people to trade assistance, and helps build healthy communities.

Missions and Values

  • We are all assets.
  • Redefining work – to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
  • Reciprocity – “How can I help you?” becomes “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
  • We need each other – Networks are stronger than individuals. People help each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.
  • Respect – Every human being matters.

Intrigued?

Come to a monthly potluck & orientation meeting, and
open an account with the new member sign-up form

New members must attend an orientation meeting before using the online software and trading with our timebanking community.  If you’re already a member, you can login to your Tucson Time Traders account at tucson.timebanks.org, and the TTT Community Web Intercom at ttt.metasofa.org

For assistance with joining or any questions, please contact
Kacie Johnson 520-203-6563 or email timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

 

Tucson Time Traders – Links and Contacts

Latest News and Calendar (you are here)
  http://www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders/

New Member Sign-up Form
  http://www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders-new-members/

TimeBanks USA website for the Tucson Region – members only
  http://tucson.timebanks.org/

Community Web Intercom – local network – members only
  http://ttt.metasofa.org/

Coordinators for Tucson Time Traders
  Kacie Johnson – phone 520-203-6563
  Kacie, Winona, Chris – email timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org
  or post your questions, and find what you’re looking for on the TTT Web Intercom

Note regarding comments below –  As of February 19, 2012, due to a continuing (but hopefully temporary) problem with TimeBanks USA’s new software system, we’ve changed our New Member registration procedure back to a simple form here on the ST website.  For all current members, we’ve also set up a members-only community web intercom / blog for easy and open communications and networking within our local timebanking community.  Please see above list of all current links and contacts.

Tucson Time Traders – 2011 Nov

We’re starting a local Timebank for the Tucson region.  If you’re interested in joining, please sign up at tucson.timebanks.org/user/register, and/or contact us by email – timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

We’ll be at the Sustainable Tucson General Meeting on Food Security on November 14 to give information about time banking and our local timebank, and help you sign up online.

We’re also hosting a Timebank community potluck & orientation meeting on Tuesday November 22 at the Tucson Ward 3 Office (Grant & Vine).  Please join us!

 

[ This article is out of date.
For current information on Tucson Time Traders, please go to
www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders ]

 

TUCSON TIME TRADERS

Building Tucson’s Empowerment Network 1 Hour at a Time

 

What Is A Time Bank?

A TimeBank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work. The time is banked so you can trade accumulated hours with anyone within the network.

TimeBanking is a rapidly growing movement that allows people to trade assistance, and builds healthy communities.

 

Missions and Values

  • We are all assets.
  • Redefining work – to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
  • Reciprocity – “How can I help you?” becomes “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
  • We need each other – Networks are stronger than individuals. People help each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.
  • Respect – Every human being matters.

 

Intrigued?

Go to http://tucson.timebanks.org/ for more information,
Open an account – tucson.timebanks.org/user/register,
Contact us by email – timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

Tucson Time Traders – at Connect 2 Tucson – Sept 24

We’re starting a local Tucson Timebank soon.  If you’re interested in joining, please pre-register below, and/or contact us by email – timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

We will also be at the Connect 2 Tucson – Moving Planet event on September 24 to meet people and give information about time banking.

[ For current information on Tucson Time Traders, please go to
www.sustainabletucson.org/tucson-time-traders ]

What Is A Time Bank?

A TimeBank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work.  The time is banked so you can trade accumulated hours with anyone within the network.

TimeBanking is a rapidly growing movement that allows people to trade assistance, and builds healthy communities.

Missions and Values

  • We are all assets.
  • Redefining work – to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
  • Reciprocity – “How can I help you?” becomes “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
  • We need each other – Networks are stronger than individuals.  People help each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.
  • Respect – Every human being matters.

Intrigued?
Contact us by email – timetraders(at)sustainabletucson.org

TUCSON TIME TRADERS
Building Tucson’s Empowerment Network 1 Hour at a Time