Green Festival Speakers

Janine Christiano


Janine Christiano is the founder of the Arroyo Time Bank based in the neighborhoods of Pasadena, Altadena, Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Northeast Los Angeles. Through the Arroyo Time Bank, she helped launch the Altadena Urban Farmer’s Market to promote a local and sustainable food economy. She is also developing the California Federation of Time Banks, a regional information hub and network for Time Banks in California. Time Banking involves an exchange of services without using the cash economy. For every hour spent doing something for someone else, you earn a Time Dollar that can be used for having someone do something for you. Janine is also Program Coordinator at the Armory Center for the Arts and a proud resident of Pasadena.