Who we are

About the Delaware Hour Exchange

The Delaware Hour Exchange is a regional group, inspired by the international Time Bank movement. We build and strengthen our community through the exchange of services of our members, thereby realizing true local resilience and sustainable living.

  • We are all-inclusive, recognizing that every person can offer services of value to other people as well as receive services.
  • Our unit of exchange is one hour of time, rather than a monetary exchange. Everyone’s time is valued equally.
  • When people’s needs are met and when their talents and gifts are shared and recognized, we create the world in which we’d like to live.
  • You earn a time credit for every hour you help meet the needs of another member. This time credit can then be redeemed for services from others, and the never-ending cycle of sharing continues.

Our Connections

The Delaware Hour Exchange is a project of Wilmington in Transition, which is a project of Pacem in Terris.

The goal of Pacem in Terris is to facilitate the active participation of people and organizations on issues and projects relevant to the quest for peace, justice, and sustainability throughout the world.

Wilmington in Transition is one of those projects and 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 peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis. Transition initiatives differentiate themselves from other sustainability and “environmental” groups by seeking to mitigate these converging global crises by engaging their communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self-reliance and resilience.

Front page photos and the photo on this page by tcdavis.