Sharing is Good
96 Pages
English

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Sharing is Good

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96 Pages
English

You can change the print size of this book

Description

  • Co-op available
  • Feature offered to: Care2.com, Sharable Magazine, EarthTechling.com, Inhabit.com
  • Excerpts pitched to Wired, UTNE, Grist, GOOD, Treehugger, E Magazine
  • Promotion will focus on social media through author Twitter and social media sites
  • Contests and give aways with bloggers
  • Promotion on New Society Publishers Facebook page with book announcement and contest, promotion on @NewSocietyPub Twitter
  • Simultaneous ebook release and marketing

  • Author holds master’s degree in public communication and behavior change focusing on changing environmental behavior
  • Named one of 75+ people to follow on Twitter by Mashable; one of the top 3 Green Twitteratie by At Home magazine; and one of top 100 Green Experts to follow on Twitter by EvanCarmichael.com
  • Author has over 6 000 Twitter followers @ecosphericblog
  • Book is a practical guide to collaborative consumption -- a new way of living where access is valued over ownership, experience is valued over material possessions, and “mine” becomes “ours”
  • Sharing reduces consumption, encourages recycling, and breeds efficiency with the by-product of financial savings
  • The book is designed to expose readers to specific services that make sharing fun and safe
  • Examines history of sharing, barriers to sharing, and benefits of sharing for your community, your environment and your pocketbook
  • Sharing is an on-line boom which has catalyzed a new sharing economy
  • Audience for the book will be young (under forty) and active on new technologies such as social networks and on-line sharing sites.
  • Includes over 100 resources for sharing stuff, time and money by swapping ie) Swap.com, Yerdle.com, and ClothingSwap.com; renting or sharing unused things ie) Airbnb, Getaround, RelayRides and experience sharing ie) Gidsy, Sidetour and Vayable

  • Sharing is Good – TOC

    Introduction

    History of Sharing
    Bartering, trading, swapping throughout early civilizations
    Why money does not equal or determine true value
    Alternative currencies (past and present)
    New collaborative consumption movement/sharing economy
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Why we don’t share/Barriers to sharing
    (You’re not the only one who’s skeptical!)
    Time
    Safety
    Money
    People
    Trust
    .
    Why Share Now?
    Impact of consumption (Great Pacific Garbage Patch, pollution, climate change, debt)
    The problem with the Green Economy
    Paradigm shift: We already have everything we need
    Sharing our way to happiness
    Examples/resources/citations:

    What sharing does for community/local economy
    Community involvement/participatory government
    Encourages proactive behavior/accountability/grassroots change
    Creates a network of support for local businesses
    Encourages innovation/entrepreneurship
    Supports underserved populations/provides access otherwise denied
    Examples/resources/citations:

    What sharing does for the environment
    Reduced waste and consumption
    Reduced energy use, utilizes space more efficiently
    Reduced carbon footprint (individual and community level)
    Encourages investment in alternative energy, durable goods, and DIY solutions
    Renews focus on local resources/producers, which are often managed more responsibly than those controlled by corporate interests.
    Examples/resources/citations:

    What sharing does for your wallet
    Cost/risk of owning/accessing high quality, durable goods is spread among many
    Spend less on food, fuel, and supplies through collective buying/reduced need
    Access services (transportation, home repair) at a reduced labor cost
    Access to items and experiences that would otherwise be too costly
    Examples/resources/citations:

    How To Share (and with whom)
    P2P (with those who are in close physical proximity to you, or part of an existing community)
    Online (strangers, like minded communities, international)
    As a business - both B2B and B2C sharing
    Examples/resources/citations:

    What To Share (possibly include “green, greener, greenest” options so that those facing the barriers mentioned in the previous chapter can see immediate inroads and ways to get started?)
    Goods (Clothes, Media, Tools, Cords, Furniture, Swaps, Freecycling, Craig’s List)
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Skills/Time - (TaskRabbit, FreeSchools, TimeBanks, Teach, Worker Coops, Child Care)
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Lodging/Travel - (Airbnb, Tripping, TripTrotting, House Swap)
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Lodging/Short-term
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Lodging/Long-term
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Cohousing/Coliving
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Transportation - (bike sharing, car sharing, ride sharing)
    Car Sharing
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Ride Sharing
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Bike Sharing
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Food - first step co-op/CSA, (growth, preparation, and consumption)
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Space (work/jobs/coworking, business, etc)
    Examples/resources/citations

    Money
    Examples/resources/citations:

    Conclusion

    Resources for sharing

    Index

    Subjects

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    Published 21 October 2013
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    EAN13 9781550925449
    Language English

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