Time Bank Training with Stephanie Rearick

See a video of the talk here:

FULL LENGTH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkEGVVcsTSg

What: Time Bank Training
Where: Fais Do Do, 5257 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles 90016
When: Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 10am to 2pm

+ Starting and coordinating a Time Bank
+ Recruiting leadership
+ Engaging stakeholders
+ Engaging organizations as partners
+ Community justice and Time Banking
+ Time Banking and other complementary currencies

About Dane County Time Bank: The Dane County Time Bank, established in 2005, is a network with over 2000 individuals and organizations who exchange time in order to build community, build capacity, and come together to help each other to build a better world. http://danecountytimebank.org/home

Stephanie Rearick: Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Stephanie Rearick is founder and Co-Director of the Dane County TimeBank and Project Coordinator of Time For the World. In addition to her work in timebanking and promoting ground-up economic and community regeneration, Stephanie is co-owner of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. She worked for Greenpeace for six years during her youth, helped launch Madison Hours, a local currency in 1995 and served for several years on the steering committee of independent local political party Progressive Dane.

You can learn more about Stephanie at these sites:

Her personal website: http://stephanierearick.com/
Speaking at the Economics of Peace Conference:http://vimeo.com/8240630
Lyon presentation on Human-Scaled Economic Development.http://vimeo.com/22087213

* Any Donations received will be put towards the future Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks Community Revolving Loan Fund and Local Economy Incubator. We need to raise $5,000 in order to receive matching funds for the Community Revolving Loan Fund.

More about the Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks Community Revolving Loan Fund
and More about the Incubator

Special thanks to:
The Metabolic Studio
Fais Do Do
Large Marge Sustainables http://www.largemargesustainables.com/
The Living Economy Salon

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Screening of “Money and Life”

Date: Tuesday, July 2nd : 7-10pm… MOVIE STARTS AT 7:30! 

Cost: $10 (cash at the door, thank you!)

LOCATION: Satellite Flexible Work Spaces  3110 Main Street, Building C, Santa Monica 90405 

The Living Economy Salon returns this summer with a screening of “Money and Life”!


We’ll convene over snacks, watch the film, then engage in a lively group discussion inspired by the film. Come to mingle, network, and enjoy!

THIS JUST IN…. We’re going to get to Skype directly with Katie Teague, the filmmaker, after the screening!


MONEY & LIFE is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that that asks a provocative question: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity?  This cinematic odyssey connects the dots on our current economic pains and offers a new story of money based on an emerging paradigm of planetary well-being that understands all of life as profoundly interconnected.

This cinematic odyssey takes us on a journey, from the origins of money to connecting the systemic dots on the current global financial crisis and how we got here. Most importantly, MONEY & LIFE says that we owe it to ourselves to understand the fundamentals of this technology called money in order to be effective participants in the economic transformation that is happening around us, a shift more rapid and as profound as the Industrial Revolution.

The film is a tapestry of beautifully shot expert interviews woven with compelling vignettes of individuals and businesses consciously transforming their relationship with money.  Together with dynamic animation, an original music score and an elegant voice of narration, the film tells a new story of money, but more broadly it tells a new story of humanity.  MONEY & LIFE aspires to be a part of bringing a new consciousness to our understanding and practices in the world of money, bringing a touch of humor and a lot of heart to a matter that concerns us all.

An optimistic film steeped in appreciation for human ingenuity, MONEY & LIFE does not dictate answers. It is a respectful invitation to consider questions critical to all our well-being: How can we move beyond being merely consumers, debtors and creditors, and put money in service to what we really care about as citizens, as human beings? Can we design a monetary circulation system that fosters democratic equality? What responsibilities should a corporate charter convey? What does it really mean to make a living? The film itself demonstrates how to approach these questions with both clarity and compassion.  MONEY & LIFE empowers each of us to respond to the fundamental issues of our time and participate in the emerging new economy.

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Jenny Kassan: Raising investment capital from the crowd – legal ways to do it now

See a video of the talk here:

FULL LENGTH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxTH79tlYnc

Date: Tuesday, March 5th : 6-10pm… PROGRAM STARTS AT 7:30!

Tickets: $10 (eventbrite link will be posted shortly)

LOCATION: The HUB LA 830 Traction Ave #3A Los Angeles, CA 90013 http://thehubla.com/

Join us for a live conversation with Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital, followed by a live Q & A, with time for snacks and networking before and after. www.cuttingedgecapital.com

Jenny will share her securities law knowledge to explain ways to raise investment capital from the crowd now, as well as what will change when the new crowdfunding exemption goes into effect.  She will share examples of socially responsible businesses throughout the country that are conducting legal direct crowdfunding campaigns right now to raise investment capital from their communities, customers, and fans.

PARTNERS: The living Economy Salon is pleased to be partnering on this event with THE HUB LA:
AS WELL AS The Arroyo Seco Time Bank:

PARKING: There is plenty of free and metered street parking and the lot adjacent to Hub LA is $5 with Hub validation.

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Erik Rothenberg and the URSULA Project



See a video of the talk here:

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0sQHGkIsCw

FULL LENGTH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeALwsOLIMM

Date: Tuesday January 29th, 2013…. 7-10pm

LOCATION: Satellite Flexible Work Spaces 
3110 Main Street, Building C, Santa Monica 90405 

As usual, we will be networking with snacks from 7-8, program from 8-9, time for questions and then more time to mingle before we leave at 10.

Erik Rothenberg is Founder and Director of URSULA Project, an undertaking tied to serving a single, shared, desired goal: achieving the highest quality of life, for all life, in the shortest possible time, for the longest period of time, or any subset thereof. Rothenberg spent more than 10 years thinking about and researching just exactly what keeps civilization in separation and conflict before identifying the core underlying issues. Upon their discovery, he spent the last 6 years developing the essential solutions. The result is URSULA, which stands for Unified Rating System, Universal Life Assessment. For more information go to the current site www.ursulaproject.org.

Prior to URSULA, Rothenberg had a 20-year entrepreneurial career, in fields as diverse as renewable energy, industrial hemp, Internet service and data storage, and international trade in major markets of North and South America, Europe and East Asia.

Satellite Flexible Work Spaces
3110 Main Street, Building C, Santa Monica 90405 (building is on the back of the lot at the corner of Navy and Neilsen). The seminar room is on the 3rd floor. The building does have valet parking (enter on Marine) and there’s plenty of parking nearby for those who drive.

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Living Economy Salon: OPEN MIC NIGHT!

Date: Tuesday, December 18th : 6-10pm

LOCATION: The HUB LA 830 Traction Ave #3A Los Angeles, CA 90013 


The Living Economy Salon is hosting our first ever OPEN MIC NIGHT for our year end Holiday Party! You’ve heard from us all year, now we’d like to hear from you!

Tell us: Who are you and what is your work? Your passion? What inspires you about sustainability and the new economy? What would you like to share with us or learn more about? Who are you interested in networking with and what resources and skills are you looking for?

LES: Open Mic Night Speaker List

Here it is folks! A list of our fabulous Open Mic Night Speakers and the links they provided for us to look in to their subjects in more depth…

*Will Henshallwww.focusatwill.com and enter “bemoreproductive” as the invitation code


*Seth Wilson– Cycles, Society and Community

Projects for any community:

Street painting and urban permaculture


East Baltimore Day of Play and Cardboard Challenge


Community brownfield repair


Chicago’s Food Crisis: Growing Home


Community Kitchens


West Town Bikes



*Kevin Arthofer + Geoff Shively Capture: Environmental Design : portfolio www.kevmiart.com


*Chris Durian– “Generative Economic models” , “Capital as Friend.” For those interested in the Generative Ownership Design model, here are a couple useful links. The basics are laid out in the prologue which can be read by following the first link. The second is the book publisher’s link.




*Jane Park – The School of Open (http://schoolofopen.org/) is a joint project co-led by Creative Commons and the Peer 2 Peer University to develop and offer free online educational courses on the meaning and impact of “openness” in the digital age and its benefit to creative endeavors, education, research, and more. We are currently seeking volunteers (individuals or orgs) to help build this effort, which is set to launch in March 2013.


*Sharon Porter– is gathering collaborators to move this information forward, www.HealthWaveInstitute.com .  porter.sharon4@gmail.com or  310-821-8212 to get on her mailing list for talks, workshops and training.  See Free Articles on her web site for Sharon’s own story about  her breast lump and some good treatments for breast health and the immune system. Her healing modalities are described in “Sharon’s Brochure”.    She has also added a new modality, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), www.traumaprevention.com.  She teaches TRE in private sessions and to groups.  Collaborators needed for the Bras project include Project Manager, Documentary Filmmaker for  a Research Project, Finance, Clothing Design, Publicity, Medical connections, Celebrities, and all manner of social media/web design/webinars.


*Jenn Reed


*Mike Flannery-what it really means to be a “renaissance man”



*Ray Podder-NOW



*Rob Dew-Occupy Venice Film Series https://www.facebook.com/OccupyVeniceFilmSeries?fref=ts


*Alexandra Mason-Imagination Activation and creating new world

Creating a new vision, new dream for our modern world is the big question of our time and focus of community work by Pachamama Alliance:


Gathering together for the purpose of co-creating our new world is also the focus of Creating Our New World program:


Author Neville has laid down his framework for seeing power of our imagination in action, and it is still very applicable now several decades later:



*Amy Clarke– Gaia Grove initiative, building community, co-ops, sharing resources, weaving healthy webs, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Outreach. http://www.gaiagrove.org  “helping heal the earth”


*Munir Jawed

TechCrunch article: http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/23/out-of-east-la-kokoche-is-a-new-deals-app-for-the-cash-economy/


KokoChé – Launching in East LA where it was hatched, KokoChé is a Smartphone app that connects communities to hyperlocal, real-time offers from local merchants.  Our mission is to create a bridge of access to streaming information that is useful and user-friendly for both residents and local merchants in any neighborhood, regardless of location or income level. 

At the tap of the Smartphone, merchants can instantly boost business during slow hours, reduce excess inventory, and create instant awareness for new products and services, all the while adapting to local preferences and growing a client base.  On the mobile app, customers have instant access, through impulse buttons (e.g. “Feed Me,” “Fill My Cup,” “Under $1,”) to real-time savings on food, health + wellness, style + beauty, entertainment, clothing, and more, all within earshot of their current locations.

The KokoChé experience is frictionless for both consumers and merchants; consumers can sign up and access deals without credit cards or prepayment, while merchants keep 100% of sales and control 100% of their postings.    KokoChé strengthens bonds between local businesses and their communities, and strives to keep money local by boosting the outreach efforts of small businesses.  When you use KokoChé, you support local businesses in Los Angeles.  Keep money local.  Tap into local.


*Eric Rothenberg : http://ursulaproject.org/

URSULA Project | A Simple Standard


*Ron Schultz

Book: “Creating Good Work” edited by Ron Schultz, order at http://us.macmillan.com/creatinggoodwork/RonSchultz use code “XP356ED” to save 20%


*Raleigh Waller and Arghavan Sadeghi


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Shifting To a Sustainable Global Economy – One Trillion Dollars At a Time

Living Economy Salon with Ed Keebler

Location: The Wellness Living Store 1412 14th St, Santa Monica, California 90404

Date: Thursday, November 1st 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Sustainability advocates think they have the lazarus chamber for people, profit and planet – so why is the specter of disaster still looming over the global economy?

Join Greg Wendt in a discussion with Edward Keebler, Chief Executive of DEA Enterprises Inc., for an evening of humorous and interesting stories that are sure to change the way you think about sustainability, economics and your role in both.

Ed Keebler is Chief Executive of DEA Enterprises Inc.  Founded in 1999, this boutique consultancy provides fix-term or a la carte contract services to businesses, governments, industry bodies, non-profits and NGOs.
Ed’s provides consulting services in sustainability, triple-bottom-line economics, economic policy – fiscal/monetary, trade promotion, trade policy, capital sourcing, marketing, market entry strategies, capability development, strategic initiatives and strategic partnerships, strategic differentiation, market arbitrage, multi-horizon scoping and planning.
The company’s sectors of focus are specialized manufacturing, ICT, food-fiber-agribusiness-aquaculture, bio-medical/bio-technology, nanotechnology, and clean-tech.

Ed’s personal and company goals are:
–    To continuously demonstrate a deep commitment to learn, gain wisdom and improve as a “response-able” global citizen – regardless of achievement, age or pursuits.
–    To engage in challenging and rewarding work that honors my employer, my family and my community.
–    To have a positive, enduring impact on the lives of the under-served, under-represented, persecuted and the economically challenged, regardless of culture, ethnicity, gender or religion.
–    To envision, produce and facilitate significant system wide solutions to several of the vast and intricate geo-political and socio-economic issues facing the entire global community.
–    To leave a lasting legacy of significant contributions which improved and protected the world for successive generations.

Link to DEA Enteriprises Inc.

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Awakening the Age of Abundance: Simple Strategies for a Prosperous Planet

Living Economy Salon with Ray Podder

Location: The Wellness Living Store 1412 14th St, Santa Monica, California 90404

Date: Wednesday, September 26th 7:00pm to 10:00pm

There is a new awareness in the atmosphere. From accelerating open sourced innovation for community independence, to reinventing renewable resource based economics, we are witnessing a shift in the way we are solving for sustainability. We already have the tools. The next solutions are not about tools at all. They are simply new ways of using what we are already doing to redefine value for the next abundant age. This talk is about those ideas. Simple ideas we can act on now. Ideas that can change the tools we now use for destructive self gratification into a truly sustainable and gratifying future for all of us.

Ray is a designer in the truest sense of the word. He has been solving seemingly difficult and complex systemic level challenges with elegant solutions over a 20+ year career.

He is the author of ONE, a book about open sourcing our distributed renewable energy independence. To execute on that vision, he is incubating on and offline platforms through GROW to accelerate innovation in this space with key partners from aerospace, permaculture and industrial design. The first effort on the ground is called BETTER. BETTER open sources advanced design and engineering of integrated permaculture technologies for food, water and energy sovereignty. BETTER, FORM, TRUE and more are the start of new platforms, products, physical labs and digital services that are designed to empower us and our communities to co-create our own energy and economic resilience.

Prior to GROW, his creative leadership has been instrumental in creating some of the most utilized social platforms and marketplaces on the web. He has conceived and architected numerous consumer and enterprise level applications, most recently in the smart energy and electric mobility space, including the integrated energy efficiency portal for State of California.

Ray also is a member of the GreenEconomy Think Tank, and connected into the emerging New Economic and Sustainability space. He’s a featured speaker and panelist on several upcoming initiatives like F3 and ExtremeFutureFest, sharing his vision and co-creative work for a better world ahead.


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