collaborative consumption

DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

What You’ll Need: 5 gallon pot Bottling bucket Fermentation bucket or glass carboy (carboys are more expensive, but will last longer) Tubing Clamp for the

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London’s Electric Car Sharing Program Gets a $166M Boost From French Billionaire Vincent Bolloré

London’s Electric Car Sharing Program Gets a $166M Boost From French Billionaire Vincent Bolloré

Encouraged by the rapid success of the "Boris Bike" sharing program, London has announced plans for an electric car sharing network. French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, the brains and money behind Paris'

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Clever Pop-Up Store Lets Homeless South Africans ‘Shop’ For Used Clothing

Clever Pop-Up Store Lets Homeless South Africans ‘Shop’ For Used Clothing

Most of us can't imagine the stress and shame that come along with being homeless. Services that are meant to help those without a place to live mean well, but often they treat homeless individuals like

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Birdbnb: 50 Adorable Birdhouses Modeled After Airbnb’s Most Popular Rental Properties

Birdbnb: 50 Adorable Birdhouses Modeled After Airbnb’s Most Popular Rental Properties

The campaign, created by Airbnb's agency of record, Pereira & O'Dell in San Francisco, takes a creative spin on travel. Instead of promoting the site's unique rental properties in a traditional way,

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Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

A ruling made by an NYC judge fining an Airbnb host $2,400 for renting out his room caused quite a stir in May, but now another judge has overturned the decision. The victory is a boon to New York's

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French EV Car-Sharing Service Autolib to Set Up Shop in Indianapolis

French EV Car-Sharing Service Autolib to Set Up Shop in Indianapolis

When it comes to hubs of alternative transportation and the sharing economy, one usually thinks of progressive hotspots like San Francisco or Portland. Thanks to French car-sharing service Autolib,

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6 Fun, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

6 Fun, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!

1. Don't Drive I know, I know. At face value, this doesn't sound like much fun at all. But that's only because you've forgotten how awesome the alternatives can be. Give your car the day off this Earth

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6 Ways To Have A Shareable Valentine’s Day

6 Ways To Have A Shareable Valentine’s Day

Nab The Perfect Gift On Yerdle Sharing is the new shopping, according to the founders of Yerdle, the newest online swapping community on the block. Yerdle makes it easy for people to post pictures and

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Sharing Is The New Shopping: Yerdle Offers Zero-Cost Alternative To Black Friday Madness

Sharing Is The New Shopping: Yerdle Offers Zero-Cost Alternative To Black Friday Madness

This year, many conscientious consumers are exploring an out of the box (literally) alternative to black Friday madness - one that is made possible by the rise of the sharing economy. Yerdle, which

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Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

A new brand of DIY self-sufficiency is spreading across The Netherlands. Skilled craftswomen, mechanics, seamstresses, and handypersons are banding together to resist disposable consumer culture. It is

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i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go is an electric bike concept loaded with futuristic rider-friendly features such as regenerative wireless brakes, internal gears, smartphone charging ability, mobile app and GPS all integrated into a

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10 Cool Collaborative Consumption Websites That Let You Swap Your Way to Better Stuff

10 Cool Collaborative Consumption Websites That Let You Swap Your Way to Better Stuff

Have you heard about collaborative consumption yet? It’s the latest way to “consume” sustainably and it’s practically free. Basically it’s a more technical term for swapping,

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