Ithaca HOURS
Community Currency
since 1991
    This website is maintained by the founder of Ithaca HOURS.  The official website of the Ithaca HOURS board of directors is at ithacahours.org  Paul Glover consults for grassroots economic development as GreenPlanners.
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Hometown Money

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Hometown Money: How to Enrich Your Community with Local Currency, 100pp. 

By Paul Glover paul5glover@yahoo.com, 2013.

The founder of Ithaca HOURS explains step-by-step how to start up and maintain a local currency system. Since 1991, $110,000 of Ithaca HOURS, worth $10 each, have been issued and used by thousands of residents, including 500 businesses and over 100 community organizations, adding millions of dollars of trading to Ithaca's Grassroots Local Product.  

(215) 805-8330

New expanded second edition for 2013

How to Order a Copy

Paperback available for $27.00, from 

Greenplanners, 431 W. Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144.
Add $10.00 for shipping overseas.  Paypal is accepted, too:

Purchase Hometown Money as a PDF for $17.00:

Table of Contents

* LOCAL CURRENCY-- the basics        
       What it is
       How it works        
       Who benefits-- Success Stories!
       Recipe for Successful Local Currency
* PHILOSOPHY-- local self-reliance, shopping locally
* PROGRESS REPORTS-- size, growth, fame, letters to HOUR Town
* HISTORY AND FUTURE of local currency-- Scrip, HOUR World
* STEP-BY-STEP
       Design & print money
       Toolbox
       Issuing Money
       Publishing your barter list
       Promotion &publicity
        Forms
       Counterfeit Protection
       Funding
       Filing
       Spanish Translation
       Legality
* RELATED LOCAL TRADING SYSTEMS        
       Swapping
       Store notes
       Time Dollars
       LETS (Green Dollars)
* JOBS-- the larger process of economic development
* FURTHER READING (see also below)
HOUR ATM
Ithaca HOUR Human ATM
10-20 copies @ $20 each
21-40 copies @ $17 each
41-80 copies @ $14 each 81 or more @ $11 each


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