09 May '11, 2pm

Neighbors Are Learning to Share More: The BBC Explores Collaborative Consumption

From a podcast with Roo Rogers on the rise of Collaborative Consumption to this great video about Portland's tool libraries , the idea that we can share more and own less has a lot going for it. Now the BBC World Service has a great extended piece on the joys of sharing, from multi-million dollar car share services to informal swapping initiatives with neighbors. The environmental benefits are undeniable, but as Sam Stevens—founder of a swapping website called StreetBank —argues, it may be the social benefits that are most profound:

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/the-rise-of-colla...

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