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Bringing People Together Through Money? Community Currency and Local Exchanges

By Melanie Studer, MS, Industrial Ecology and Science Communication, Delft University of Technology and Leiden University

Becky Booth is standing in line for the cashier at the Tower of London, with family visiting from the U.S. But when she is ready to buy the tickets, instead of “conventional” money she hands over six “Time Credits.” She had earned them earlier this year by volunteering with children at a local community festival in Wales.

Booth is CEO of the Spice “time bank,” named for its mission to “add some spice” to the organization of society. Like many other community currency read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com