Sometimes referred to as “barter,” a Local Exchange Trading System helps break through the limitations of money to unlock the true wealth of our community. Each member of the J&P can provide services or other resources to another and earn credits (“Locos”) to exchange with other members. You can offer skills you use professionally or as hobbies (arts and crafts, accounting, automotive, childcare, computer, food and gardening, home repairs, legal, transportation, etc.) and seek the help you need from someone else - all paid in Locos!
The new Justice Exchange Network was launched on June 2 at our “Local Economy Fair,” held in conjunction with World Environment Day. We also launched a companion network, the Hour4Hour Time Bank, through which members exchange hours of service. All J&P members are invited to set up accounts and register your offers so we can build our service directory. If you received a registration form and account holder’s agreement in a past issue ofActive for Justice, please take a moment to complete and mail it back to the office. If you would like a form emailed to you, contact Steve email@example.com. To join or help the Local Economy Working Group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.