It’s one of the first things we learn as kids: How to share.
But this practice usually fades as we become adults.
Our houses become filled with our own “stuff.” Garages, attics, basements, and closets transform into cluttered warehouses. When we need something, whether it’s a chainsaw or a roasting rack, our first thought is to go out and buy it. But why get it new when our neighbor down the street has one we can borrow?
Guide to Sharing
Center for a New American Dream presents a community guide all about sharing: everything from starting a tool library to organizing a solar cooperative, from holding a clothing swap to launching a time bank.
The guide is produced in collaboration with Shareable.net and explores four Action Ideas:
- Organize a Community Swap
- Lend Locally
- Share Time, Labor, and Skills
- Set up a Co-op