Collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy, will support the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Here’s how.
When a large established company makes an earnest effort to reinvent its relevance to the market, by focusing on its strengths and responding to the changing needs of their customer base, interesting things can happen. Big automakers such as Ford, arguably the most well-known car brand in the history of the US, beginning from the […]
Editor’s Note: Uh-oh! Looks like Coride is now defunct. Check out our post about 15 best apps for rideshare and carshare apps here on Green Living Ideas instead! Instead of driving alone on your next long-distance trip, this ridesharing app and network can help you find a like-minded traveling partner willing to share a ride, […]
Gifts and donations of money and goods can be a helpful thing in the community, assuming you have it to give, but it doesn’t fix everything. Signing over a check can provide a bit of capital to finish a project or boost a campaign, which is often needed, but just making a financial transaction doesn’t […]
The emerging sharing economy, which includes not just peer-to-peer sharing, but on-demand rentals of many items that have historically been owned by an individual rather than shared, such as cars, bicycles, office space, houses, etc., has quite the potential as a gamechanger in the coming years. Using the sharing economy framework, individuals, businesses, and organizations […]
All too often, we bear the full brunt of ownership costs on our own for things that we only rarely use, and the rest of the time, those things are just taking up space until the next need arises. But in a time when ownership, at least or certain items, is less and less attractive, […]
Instead of paying out the big bucks to stay in a hotel for your next vacation, while also needing to arrange for a house-sitter for your own home while you’re gone, you might want to consider a home exchange, which can take care of both of those concerns at the same time. A home exchange […]
It’s great to see collaboration between two radically different types of organizations, with the end result being a win-win situation for both of them, while also serving to meet a common need in the community. Uber is teaming up with Goodwill tomorrow, May 3rd, and making it easy to spring clean closets while supporting an […]
When you’re away from your office or home, but need a quiet and private space to get some work done, or a place to relax and recharge before your next appointment, a new service could help you find a comfortable and well-equipped spot to grab some peace and quiet. If you need a temporary space […]
When you’re partying hard at Mardi Gras (or maybe you just drank too much coffee before your bike ride), and you really, really, need to pee, but there’s no public bathroom in sight, what’s a fella (or gal) to do? If you can’t wait any longer, and go ahead and urinate in an alley or […]
The idea of the sharing economy has been getting a lot of press these days, with some hailing the rise of collaborative consumption as a more sustainable model than the current one, where everyone needs to own one of everything, and some decrying the term sharing economy as being nothing of the sort. The phrases […]
You may look at that title and think “Um, Jeff, sharing is inherently social… isn’t it?” Traditionally, yes: a neighbor asks to borrow your lawnmower, a cup of sugar, etc., in person. Ironically, though, an awful lot of sharing economy start…
After having kids, it can be challenging for couples to get time to themselves, away from their children, whether it’s to go on a date with their partner or to attend a social gathering, especially for folks that are new to town or too busy to spend time interviewing or vetting a lot of babysitters. […]
Buying new things is so passé. While it may make sense to purchase some things new (personal care items and food are probably at the top of that list), engaging in a more distributive economy, a gift economy if you will, may be the future of a more sustainable world. While there are other ways […]
Daniel Suelo has been living without money for 12 years. The video below is an excellent insight into his philosophy of the gift economy and why he sees money as the root of all problems facing civilization.
Craving Swiss Chocolate from Switzerland? How About a Spanish Madeira direct from Spain? Jib.li can hook it up!
Jib.li is an online service which connects people who need to send something, somewhere, with folks who are actually traveling there. It’s a way of helping airline passengers share the luggage allowance by providing a service and getting paid.
Every gardener or green-thumber has had the thrill of growing their own vegetables. Along with that thrill comes the question of: what do I do with all this leftover zucchini and tomatoes? Well, in the UK, there is a collaborative solution to the problem. It’s called Vegswap.