The GFC differs from Long Beach Time Exchange in ways like:
- GFC includes rental, lease and investment options using GFC TimeBank credits,
- GFC Members can volunteer to learn, teach, or both to earn credits,
- Work in your spare time and pay credits forward to GFC TimeBank,
- Time worked or surplus products can be gifted or donated to H4H,
- Time credits can be exchanged for shares, products & services,
- TimeBank credits donated to H4H can be used to top up allowed tax deduction,
- All or some dues paid for membership may also be used for tax purposes.
Use your GFC Credits to:
- Rent, lease or build a home;
- Grow heritage crops for food or seed banks;
- Build apiaries for honey and colony revival;
- Start your own ecological GFC projects etc.
- design new or improved technology for H4H to exchange or sell in the network.
The GAIA Fan Club is built on the concept that each person has 24 hours every day to spend anyway they like. People who volunteer at Habitat for Health earn time credits that they can use to trade for food, shelter, work, goods, and other activities.
Time credits are logged and placed into the H4H TimeBank for helping to build gardens for food, homes for shelter, and operate vehicles for farming or moving food and other items from field to market to table, among other things.
You can rent tools, equipment, and vehicles while you work to buy the supplies you need to plant your garden, rent a room or apartment, or construct a dome or container home for yourself as you accrue time credits in your TimeBank account.
You can also barter for surplus food, materials and whatever other products or services as they become available.
Do you require a residence? Habitat for Health gives its members the freedom to live, work, and grow anywhere they choose, while they are searching for a house to rent, lease, or buy.
The transition zone between urban and rural regions has ecological advantages. Sub-rural areas present opportunities for reducing encroachment, learning and using Permaculture to establish new food supply chains, emergency shelters, vacation rentals, and places where guests can pursue their interests, such as travelling, writing, research, volunteering, or other relevant activities.
The Eco-Eco projects of GFC members are eligible for financing from Habitat for Health. GFC Members have the opportunity to invest in and trade goods and services for ecological initiatives relating to market growth, agriculture, housing, and transportation.
For communities that might benefit from leading better lifestyles, H4H creates scalable bottom-up solutions for business, safety, and health issues outside the GFC. Localized bottom-up damage control and triage may be advantageous for GFC communities, neighbours, and the government in the face of increasingly frequent and catastrophic natural disasters.