“The gift economy is based on the premise that transactions involving money separate people and pre-empt any relationship between buyer and seller. I give you something, you give me money. End of story. But in a gift economy, I give you something, you are grateful. You start thinking about ways you can help me. Or maybe, you pay the gift forward to someone else. Relationships form, and communities grow. This is how human society used to function, and still does in some places.” – The Vancouver Sun
The Gift Economy: It’s a movement all over the world, but it starts at home with your family and friends.
Do you want to learn how to start a gift economy with your family and neighbours?
This is a place where everyone is truly welcome.
However there is no selling, buying, or trading that happens here.
Every one of you who gifts is part of living a new economy.
When you need something, our growing network can support you.
Today you are the giver, tomorrow you may be the receiver.
There are over 100 cities worldwide on the gift economy.
The world’s healthiest places such as Ikaria Greece and Okinawa Japan surprisingly have high unemployment rates and have a gift economy. Learn more about the gift economies of the world’s healthiest places, and how this can help The City of Vancouver.