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Anyone interested in learning weatherization techniques to help villagers cut energy costs (yourself, friends, neighbors), pleas email

We would like to have a small group of members so that we can ideally do "flash mob" groups to assist villagers.

Local Exchange News

The Yellow Springs Time Exchange is a young and growing timebank. We'd love for you to join and help strengthen our increasingly resilient community. Click on "Become a Member!" and fill out the form and we will contact you.

A service exchange or time bank is a network of individual, organizational and business 'members' that provide services, track and bank their hours and then spend those hours to get their own needs met. A service exchange is NOT a barter network, since nothing is 'exchanged'. One 'member' provides a friendly, neighborly favor to another and records the time they spent doing so.

Our Core Values:

  • Equality: We are all equal. We all have gifts. We are equal and have strengths and something to contribute. No exceptions.
  • Reciprocity: Exchanges can mutually benefit each other. Helping each other develops a self-reliant community and builds interdependence.
  • Community: We need each other. Communities are stronger than individuals. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength, & trust. Community is built upon nurturing roots, building trust, creating networks. Special relationships are built on commitment.
  • Respect: Every human being matters. Respect underlies the values crucial for a community to thrive and for true interdependence. We each face individual challenges and have needs that we can help each other meet, and we must respect where each person is in the moment. 

hOurworld News

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Get the newly updated mobile Time Banking APP
, recreated with help from hOurworld, Penn State U and PARC. We’ve put your feedback into play!  •Fast Results •Easy Browsing •Easy Contact •Simple Actions

*** Download for Android *** Download for iPhone

More to come: The app will be getting even better. No worries. It auto updates on startup!

hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!

We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

All the Best from hOurworld


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The third Repair Cafe is Saturday, February 3, from 1-4 at the Antioch College Sculpture Annex--910 Corry Street. 

Villagers can bring their small electronics, appliances, household wood items, and clothes to be repaired. This is a free event at which YSTE members and nonmembers can bring things that need fixing -- and keep them out of the garbage dump. 

Please let friends and neighbors know!