Monadnock Time Exchange Hosts Film “Time as Money”

From the Monadnock Time Exchange

time_as_money_posterOn Thursday, June 4, the Monadnock Time Exchange (MTX) will host the documentary Time as Money 6-9pm in the auditorium of the Keene Public Library, Winter Street in Keene, NH.

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Time banking began in this country in the 1980s while civil rights lawyer and former speechwriter for Robert Kennedy, Edgar Cahn, was lying in a hospital bed after a heart attack. This experience of feeling helpless, similar to the disenfranchised and unemployed, gave him the idea to adapt this system of money called ‘Time Dollars’ invented in post WWII Japan as a tool to connect people and neighbors.

“Time banking reinvents the means of getting what you need and want,” says MTX Membership Coordinator, Susan MacNeil.  “Becoming a time bank member creates an alternative avenue for reciprocal interaction with one another by removing the need for cash outlay, thus reinventing currency from dollars to hours, or time.  Need yard work done, rooms painted, transportation to medical appointments?  Want a massage, organic meal prep, advice on how to organize your life?  There is something for everyone when you’re a member of the Monadnock Time Exchange.”

The film screening is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served and a Q&A will follow.  For more information, email us or call 603.313.0052.

Community Well-Being in the Monadnock Region Report

Community well-being, quality of life – whatever phrase resonates with you – here is a report on our Local Living Economy summer reading list:

The goal of the community needs assessment conducted by New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies for the Monadnock United Way and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Monadnock Region was to provide community leaders with a firm understanding of the gaps between the current state of community well-being and what might be desirable in the region.