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Launching the Slow Homes Movement
October 11, 2012 – 9:30 pm | 2 Comments
Launching the Slow Homes Movement

I recently drove through Lakewood, a city 10 miles south of Los Angeles, just to see for myself what it looked like. Lakewood is a quintessential “fast homes” community – the housing equivalent of a …

The Sustainable Economies Law Center Wants to Help You Share
September 1, 2010 – 2:13 pm | 3 Comments
The Sustainable Economies Law Center Wants to Help You Share

The Sustainable Economies Law Center was recently featured in the East Bay Express, including an interview by Bernice Yeung with Janelle Orsi.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) facilitates the growth of sustainable, localized, and just …

New App for Cab Sharing Could Help Travelers Share and Save
January 6, 2010 – 8:39 pm | One Comment
New App for Cab Sharing Could Help Travelers Share and Save

An article in today’s Seattle Times about cab-sharing from Seattle-Tacoma Airport got me wondering why more cities don’t facilitate this money-saving and ecologically sound form of transportation. The article features a new application for the …

Nanny-Sharing: Finding the Right Fit Can Be Challenging
December 28, 2009 – 8:08 pm | 2 Comments
Nanny-Sharing: Finding the Right Fit Can Be Challenging

An interesting article in a recent Wall Street Journal describes the author’s struggle to find an appropriate nanny-sharing setup for her infant daughter. The challenge is twofold: first, finding a family to share with, and …

Seattle Times Grapples with the Stickiness of Sharing
December 23, 2009 – 8:00 pm | 4 Comments
Seattle Times Grapples with the Stickiness of Sharing

The Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine just featured a great article about sharing. Something I love about the article is that writer Carol Ostrom seemed to search far and wide for examples of the …

The Return of the Holiday Party: How Sharing Makes it Happen
December 9, 2009 – 7:33 pm | 3 Comments
The Return of the Holiday Party: How Sharing Makes it Happen

Yup, it’s that time of year again–holiday time. But it’s also recession time, and businesses are spending less–and an easy place to cut costs is to reduce the costs of company events. One of the …

Shared Housing is also for the Mechanically Inclined
October 1, 2009 – 7:40 pm | One Comment
Shared Housing is also for the Mechanically Inclined

Today, there was yet another article about sharing in the New York Times – “The Modern Answer to the Commune,” profiling the urban optimists who are forming shared housing around common values, sustainability, and, as …

Shared Housing on the Increase in Recessionary Times
August 17, 2009 – 6:34 pm | 2 Comments

This morning’s San Francisco Chronicle sports a front page article with the headline “Rooms for rent a sign of the times.” The article discusses the financial advantages to sharing, including, for some people, the ability to stay …

Sharing Revolution v. Big Grey Cloud
July 5, 2009 – 12:35 pm | One Comment

With all the excitement around the release of The Sharing Solution, I have been daydreaming lately about the sharing revolution. The sharing revolution. Hmm… that seems to merit capital letters: THE SHARING REVOLUTION!
That’s better.
We are on the …

Cash-Strapped States Find Sharing Is One Solution
May 26, 2009 – 6:59 pm | Comments Off

Once in a while, someone hears about The Sharing Solution and says, “That’s SO California!” To the contrary, sharing is catching on all over the place, as the New York Times reports in an article about sharing between …

The Sharing Solution Featured in East Bay Express
May 24, 2009 – 2:12 pm | Comments Off

The May 20 issue of the East Bay Express weekly newspaper includes an article by Matthew Craggs about The Sharing Solution and its authors.

Annie Leonard’s “Story of Stuff” in New York Times
May 12, 2009 – 11:47 pm | Comments Off

Berkeley’s own Annie Leonard, the “unapologetic” activist for sustainability who created the online video “The Story of Stuff,” is the subject of an article in the New York Times on May 11, 2009. The 20-minute video, first …

The Carsharing Revolution Comes to Utah
March 8, 2009 – 1:18 pm | Comments Off

The Salt Lake City Council approved a new ordinance this week allowing a carsharing company to start operating there. The city code had to be amended to make it happen, but U Car Share will start …

Renting as Sharing
January 28, 2009 – 8:52 pm | Comments Off

An article in the Boston Globe discusses the growth of new websites like Rentalic, which helps bring together owners and people who need their stuff–renters–to reduce consumption and increase sharing. Janelle Orsi and The Sharing …