Paul Glover (activist)

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Paul Glover

Paul Glover (born July 18, 1947) is a community organizer, author, and former university professor currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Community work[edit]

In 1992, Glover founded the Ithaca Hours, one of the first local currency systems. He said he founded it because there wasn't enough money in the local community.[1][2][3]

He founded of the Philadelphia Orchard Project,[4] the Citizen Planners of Los Angeles[5] and the Ithaca Health Alliance,[6][failed verification] He is author of several books on community economic development,[7] a former professor of urban studies at Temple University,[8] and Ecological Economics[9] at Philadelphia University.

He consults as Greenplanners and speaks on community economic development.[10][when?]

On the night of Monday, January 7th, 2019, Paul Glover had a stroke[11][12]. This was also stated in an online fund-raiser by close friends, with a Feb. 4,2019 follow-up note adding that "[Paul's]..memory seems to have taken a toll [and in both eyes] his vision is still out"

Political career[edit]

Glover was the Green Party candidate for mayor of Ithaca, New York, in 2003.[13]

Glover participated in the Green Party's presidential primaries in 2004.[14]

Glover was the Green Party candidate for governor of Pennsylvania in 2014[15] and 2018.[16]


  • Hometown Money: How to Enrich Your Community with Local Currency, 2013[17]


  1. ^ Cooper, Amy (Nov–Dec 1995). "Mojo's December Hellraiser". Mother Jones. p. 16. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ Fortier, Jana. "Underthrowing the System: How Low Finance Undermines Corporate Culture". Conscious Choice: Journal of Ecology and Healthy Living. September/October 1996, 9 (5): 61–3.
  3. ^ Nieves, Evelyn (21 January 1996). "Our Towns;Ithaca Hours: Pocket Money For Everyman". p. 001021.
  4. ^ McGuire, Virginia C. (2 September 2007). "Replacing Neglect With Peach Trees". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ Glover, Paul (Spring 1984). "Citizen Planners: Designing Eco-Los Angeles".
  6. ^ "Ithaca Health Alliance - Free Clinic".
  7. ^ "Books by Paul Glover". Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  8. ^ "Ecological Economics".
  9. ^ "Glover's Student Evaluations".
  10. ^ "GreenPlanners Consultancy".
  11. ^ "The School for Designing a Society".
  12. ^ "Patch Adams".
  13. ^ "Paul Glover for Mayor of Ithaca, NY".
  14. ^ "Paul Glover to discuss the Ithaca HOUR, an alternative form of money, during lecture at King's" (Press release). Wilkes-Barre, PA: King's College. 7 April 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Candidates for Governor". Committee of Seventy. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  16. ^ "Green Party of Pennsylvania Announces Seven Candidates for 2018 State and National Election" (Press release). Green Party of Pennsylvania. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
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