hOUR Economy is a new kind of economy, one that celebrates personal friendships, vibrant community, and a healthy environment. Our vision is to create a local economy in which everyone’s contributions are valued, where we embrace collaboration rather than competition, and where our economic engine heals rather than harms the environment.
We’re not just sharing new economic values, we’re also creating new economic tools that apply those values in real, local, practical ways. There are so many ways to get involved:
- hOUR Timebank is a local currency of hOURs, where members share their time and talents.
- Gift circles move resources where they’re needed.
- Sharing networks help you lend, borrow and share neighborhood tools.
- Partners and other local resources connect you with local food, local businesses, and local capital.
hOUR Economy succeeds because of the joy, energy, and compassion of its participants. If you have an idea or contribution, please share it! We look forward to building this together.
“What we need is here” — Wendell Berry.