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 […]

Beyond the market-state: decentralising power in a sharing society

At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society – from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate […]

‘Smart Cities’ Should Mean ‘Sharing Cities’

These days every city claims to be a “smart” city, or is becoming one, with heavy investments in modern information and computing technology to attract businesses and make the city competitive. But when mayors and developers focus on technology rather than people, smart quickly becomes stupid, threatening to exacerbate inequality and undermine the social cooperation […]

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 […]

The Truth About Global Sharing Day

Editor’s note: Benita Matofska, founder and chief sharer of The People Who Share, writes about how Global Sharing Day got started. This article was first published by Shareable in March 2014. For further reading, check out Benita’s article What is the Sharing Economy? It all started on a rainy day in Brighton, UK, back in May 2012. I […]

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 […]

South Australia to Share its Way to Zero Waste

This article was originally published at Shareable. Post Growth Institute’s Sharon Ede, who works for Zero Waste SA, was the initiator of this project to ‘curate’ the local sharing and collaborative economy. Share N Save is now being actively supported by the South Australian government. What would a zero waste world look like? One dimension is […]