Hearts & Minds: Sharing as a Mental Health Intervention

Sharing and collaboration opens up incredible opportunities for strengthening individual and community resilience. Those participating in or monitoring sharing activity know this, usually anecdotally. But what if we could measure the benefits to people and societies? One of the biggest challenges for many societies in the 21st century is mental health. In addition to the […]

The Circular Economy and The Access Economy

What happens to resource efficiency, recycling and waste management in a world where disownership is becoming the new normal? As much as it may seem that the nuts and bolts of resource and waste management is about sorting machinery, storage, bins and collection systems, it is really ultimately about people. We know that if people are […]

OuiShare Fest 2014 – The Age of Communities

OuiShare is a non-profit organization and global community empowering citizens, public institutions and companies to build a society in which every person has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. OuiShare believes that an economy based on community principles such as sharing, collaboration and openness can solve many of the complex challenges the […]

The Corrosive Effects of Green Puritanism

One of the greatest things about the sustainability movement is the feeling of collaborating on a shared purpose for the common good, whether it’s engaging in action on climate change or getting involved in your local community garden. As with any other movement, or group or coalition of groups, there can be friction or difference, […]

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

The creators of the award-winning documentary Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, Tiroir A Films, have made a ‘Director’s Cut’ of the film available, streaming free on the internet in honour of Earth Day (22 April). From 19 April until the end of May, the film can be accessed for viewing on YouTube. The documentary follows the learning journey of […]

The Economics of Happiness – Strengthening the Localisation Movement

I recently had the marvellous privilege of attending The Economics of Happiness Conference in Byron Bay, Australia (15-17 March 2013). This event was convened by Helena Norberg-Hodge, director (along with Steven Gorelick, and John Page) of the 2011 documentary film of the same name, produced by the International Society for Ecology and Culture. The intent of these gatherings, the […]