Welcome to the Time Initiative of Maine!

We are a shared network of people and groups exchanging time, talents, and abilities in mutual support. We are an affiliate of TimeBanks USA, a global network using local currrency in cooperation. We honor good work by rewarding time spent helping communities to thrive in the heart of Maine. We build trusted networks of support by linking community needs with untapped assets.

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Great TimeBanking Stories on Virginia Public Radio!

Listen to “Virginia Conversations” on public radio discussing vibrant statewide efforts to grow the TimeBank movement for community connections and resilience. Discussions include meaningful community exchanges, the core values of TimeBanking, comparison to other alternative currencies and concerns of governance and trust within TimeBanks. Very inspirational and informative! http://virginiapublicradio.org/2014/03/28/virginia-conversations-time-banking/

Blog » Techie Goodness

Ryan Toothaker, Director of Information Technology for T.I.ME, has started a new blog of interest to anyone who has ever wanted to throw their computer across the room. Check out Ryan’s first post– You’ll want to subscribe to this: Blog » Techie Goodness.

Elevation Q&A: Edgar Cahn, who believes that everyone has something to contribute

Elevation Q&A: Edgar Cahn, who believes that everyone has something to contribute.

5 Things We Can Learn About Aging Well From Japan

Japan has already learned the health benefits of time banking. Huffington Post shares why America needs to do the same on a mass scale: 5 Things We Can Learn About Aging Well From Japan.

On the Road with a TimeBanker

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You can save humanity when you stop at tollbooths. A fun thing that I do to spread the idea of reciprocity–Pay for the car behind you and ask the tollbooth operator to ask the next driver if they would like to pay it forward.

TimeBanker of the Year Award goes to…

JO HOULTON! Jo is one of our most steadfast members, a loyal and loving person. It was a difficult year for her, but she learned the most powerful lesson of all this year: Sometimes you need a little help from your friends. It’s OK to ask, especially when you giveRead More…

Forget Bitcoins, what about time as currency? | Al Jazeera America

Forget Bitcoins, what about time as currency? | Al Jazeera America.

ABC NEWS – Diane Sawyer’s Hometown in Kentucky Saves Money By Helping Each Other Out – YouTube

ABC NEWS – Diane Sawyer’s Hometown in Kentucky Saves Money By Helping Each Other Out – YouTube.

Heart and Soul Summit in Gardiner Jan. 18

Join us at the Heart and Soul Summit in Gardiner on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be networking with other stakeholders on the power and potential for time banking in building local economies and community. Please register and show your support for T.I.ME atRead More…

Saving Money, Helping Others With Timebanking

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! TIME BANKING ON ABC WORLD NEWS! http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/01/saving-money-helping-others-with-timebanking/

We have what we need if we use what we have. ----- Dr. Edgar Cahn