Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Sustainability Project

The Seattle Times ran an interesting article about a local group that trades volunteer time with each other. It works like this: I put my name in the group as a person with a certain skill, say, a mechanic. If someone needs a mechanic, I volunteer to go work on their car. For each hour I work, I get paid in a certain amount of "time bucks," which I can then use to request services from others. It's certainly got a certain ring of a sustainable lifestyle not focused on greed or hording. I've been looking for a volunteer organization to get involved with, and this sounds even better: a community network of like-minded individuals, all helping each other out.

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