Alternatives accepts Ithaca Ithaca HOURS is a local currency system that promotes local economic strength and community self-reliance in ways which will support economic and social justice, ecology, community participation and human aspirations in and around Ithaca, New York. Ithaca Hours help to keep money local, building the Ithaca economy. It also builds community pride and connections. Over 900 participants publicly accept Ithaca Hours for goods and services. Additionally some local employers and employees have agreed to pay or receive partial wages in Ithaca Hours, further continuing our goal of keeping money local.
Ask for Ithaca Hours
Alternatives pays Ithaca Hours as part of withdrawals, on request, and when available. Ask for Ithaca Hours as part of your withdrawal at Alternatives, then spend them for thousands of goods or over 300 services listed. By spending Hours and spreading them around town, you:
Expand the local money supply to allow more trading, thus supporting local businesses, farmers and crafts people.
Create informal job opportunities at double minimum wage.
Make grants to community organizations.
Provide zero-interest loans.
Alternatives Credit Union also welcomes Hours for many of our fees.
Your gift to Alternatives Impact helps our community!
The Finger Lakes ReUse Center was awarded The Jeff Furman Award for Social Responsibility in Business at Alternatives’ 2012 annual meeting, with Executive Director Diane Cohen accepting the award. Cohen expressed her thanks: “We will hang the award prominently and proudly in our Reuse Center, and as we grow, we will continue to use this as a beacon, to continue our efforts to maximize our capacity to provide opportunities and relieve hardship. We know we are in solidarity with Alternatives on these issues. We're a young organization with a mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through reuse, and a priority to serve our community well. Receiving this award has been an honor and an affirmation.”
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