Strengthening Community Through Exchange
The DE Hour Exchange is a Wilmington, Delaware group based on and inspired by the international Time Bank movement. It builds and strengthens the community through the exchange of the services of its members, thereby building local resilience and sustainable living.
The DE Hour Exchange recognizes that every person can offer services of value to other people as well as receive services.
The unit of exchange is one hour of time, rather than a monetary exchange. Everyone’s time is valued equally.
Members earn a time credit for every hour they help meet the needs of another member. This time credit can then be redeemed for services from others.
The Delaware Hour Exchange is a project of Wilmington in Transition, which is a project of Pacem in Terris.
Wilmington in Transition came out of the the Transition Town Movement, which is made up of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as increasingly expensive energy, climate change, and economic crisis. Transition initiatives differentiate themselves from other sustainability and “environmental” groups by seeking to mitigate converging global crises by engaging the communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self-reliance and resilience.
For more information and to join, see here.
Local Peace Projects
Host Children's Peace Art
The Pacem in Terris Children’s Peace Art Exhibition is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our younger citizens what the world should be like. As part of the Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary in 2017 we are “going back to our roots”— the initial innocence of youth, its vision and idealism— as a way of looking forward to the next 50 years.