Green Festival Speakers

Christine Petit

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Tony Damico and Christine Petit are co-founders of the Long Beach Time Exchange, a time banking community where members use an alternative currency called time dollars to exchange skills and services. The concept is simple: One hour equals one time dollar, regardless of the service given, so there’s really no bartering involved. From dog-walking to graphic design, community organizing to tutoring, cooking lessons to massage therapy, everyone’s time is valued equally. Tony teaches communication studies at local colleges and organizes community events through Shift Long Beach (an evolver.net regional group). Christine is a labor and community organizer, freelance writer and sociologist.