Across the globe, people are coming together to share. They plant flowers in their neighbor's yard. They teach each other to cook. They help out with home repairs.
These aren't just your friends—or even your neighbors. They're Timebankers. Timebanking is a global movement to create communities through sharing.
In Timebanking, everyone's "hour" is exactly the same. One hour of yoga equals one hour of yard work, which equals an hour of volunteering at a community event.
And Timebanking isn't like other "sharing economy" staples like Uber and Airbnb. No one here is making a profit.
Instead, Timebanking is about community. To learn more, read TechRepublic's feature article on Timebank.
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Hope Reese has nothing to disclose. She doesn't hold investments in the technology companies she covers.
Hope Reese is a journalist in Louisville, KY. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Playboy, Undark Magazine, VICE, Vox, and other publications.