10 am – 4 pm: Timebank Training: Smedley Park Environmental Center, Wallingford, PA
When did we start accepting that our lives, our communities, and our planet exist in service to our economy? Flipping this paradigm is not only possible, it’s necessary – and we have everything we need in order to do it, right here, right now. The only barriers are the limits of our energies and imaginations. In this day long workshop we will explore with us some cool things that are happening around the world, using cooperative economic tools to facilitate community problem-solving and incorporating new technological tools to facilitate global learning communities. Stephanie will work with us to envision how we can build a healthy society from the grassroots up and guide us through activities that trigger our own capacities for building. We’ll do some smaller group work to brainstorm how we can use some of our learning to achieve our own goals in our communities and will get some tools and practice so we’re ready to begin.
Timebanking and other cooperative economic tools can bring people together to fix our world and facilitate peaceful global economic evolution, from urban gardening to home weatherizing to restorative justice options for youth and adults.
Brief Bio: Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Stephanie Rearick is a musician, small business co-owner (Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse), founder and Director of Dane County TimeBank and Project Coordinator of Time For the World. Her previous work with Greenpeace (1989-1995) equipped her with training in strategy, policy and media work. Rearick is currently working on finding lots of collaborators to restructure our economy so we can live good lives doing the work we’re passionate about. She’s doing this through promoting timebanking and other kinds of mutual credit and is often on the road doing both music and timebanking stuff, and working on building bridges between the two – creative pursuits and fair, inclusive, do-it-yourself economies (which themselves are creative pursuits, of course). It’s a fun job but someone’s gotta do it.
Registration is $75.00 per person, including an Indian Food buffet lunch from Shere-e-Punjab in Media.