Why own lots of tools and resources if you can share them with your neighbours? Sharing resources is part of a new wave of collaborative consumption, a way to rethink about the how we consume resources and build a sharing economy.
Sharing local resources and tools means that we don’t have to own them ourselves to get the experiences we want from them. Havas Worldwide completed a study in 2014 on the new consumer and the sharing economy, surveying over 10,000 people in 29 markets. They found people are motivated to share to save money, feel active and useful, reduce consumption and carbon footprints and support small/independent companies.
Sharing with your neighbours is a great way to build connections and help each other out.
What would local sharing economies and neighbourhoods look like? Check out :
How to start a lending library
How to share
How to run a clothes swap