At Backbone, we believe that Time Banking is a useful tool for lifting quality of life and building resilience local economies in this time pandemic and system failures. As access to the monetary system and traditional employment are threatened, community connections are a source of well being, health and political power.
Backbone Campaign is considering reviving a local community time bank in our Vashon Island community. We also want to share our research and learning process with communities and change agents wherever they are.
Edgar Cahn is the Father of Time Banking. He and his wife, Christine Gray, former Executive Director of TimeBanks USA, were our guests for a 1 hour conversation on time banking as a tool for local resilience and connection. They were joined by Micaela Salatino, of Long Beach Time Exchange and Tamsen Spengler of West Seattle Time Bank.
Additional links and resources coming soon.