Mutual Aid Networks

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Stephanie Rearick is founder and Co-Director of the Dane County TimeBank (DCTB) – a 2500+-member timebank in Madison, Wisconsin, devoted to building a just and inclusive economy – and Project Coordinator of Time For the World, the research and development arm of DCTB. In addition to her work in timebanking and promoting grassroots-up economic and community regeneration, Rearick is co-owner of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. Rearick worked for Greenpeace for six years of young adulthood, helped launch Madison Hours local currency in 1995 and served for several years on the steering committee of independent local political party Progressive Dane. Rearick also works as a musician.

 

Follow Stephanie here http://blog.timeftw.org/

And the mutual aid network here http://www.mutualaidnetwork.org/

Read the case study_ MAN Case Statement

Some work is going on the create local economy tools that can rapidly underpin development of new local enterprises.  We are looking at odoo.com which is an open source ERP platform. (Drupal is another choice the components are already in place)

The configuration wezer is getting popular https://www.wezer.org/

A sandbox to explore these ideas is at http://wewholive here.odoo.com (many links not working yet)

The academics are going at it (read this article http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-12-03/can-a-complementary-currency-help-end-poverty) but they ARE academics