2013 | ISBN: 086571746X | English | 192 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Society is at a crossroads. We can either continue on the path of consumption at any cost, or we can make new choices that will lead to a happier, more rewarding life, while helping to preserve the planet for future generations. Unfortunately, we can't all afford to install solar panels or buy a Prius. Does this mean we are doomed in our quest to live a truly sustainable life?
Not at all. Collaborative consumption is a new way of living, in which access is valued over ownership, experience is valued over material possessions, & "mine" becomes "ours," & everyone's needs are met without waste. Sharing is Good is your roadmap to this emerging economic paradigm. Discover:
The history & development of collaborative consumption
The benefits & challenges of a sharing lifestyle
A wealth of resources from around the world to help make sharing easy & safe
The beauty of the sharing economy is that it is free, so anyone can participate & make a difference. No one has to sacrifice their individuality or comfort. Best of all, when we're actively engaged in sharing, personal connections are rekindled & we become invested in our communities again.
Beth Buczynski is a freelance writer & editor who covers clean technology, sustainable design, & environmental issues for some of the most popular green sites on the web. She is a passionate believer in building a new economy based on sharing & community to help end our dangerous obsession with consumer culture.