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. One Ithaca HOUR is
valued at US$10 and is generally recommended to be used as payment
for one hour's work, although the rate is negotiable.