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Share Spray: A New Way to Do Everything
October 13, 2012 – 9:56 pm | Comments Off
Share Spray: A New Way to Do Everything

Last year, an inspiring and creative friend, Rebecca Valentine of Share Exchange, handed me a bottle of something she called “share spray.”  It was a lovely rose water spray which – as the label indicated …

How to Start a Car Sharing Group
October 13, 2012 – 9:50 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Car Sharing Group

Car sharing is not only a good idea; it’s a ridiculously smart use of resources. Car owners generally pay between $3000 and $10,000 per year to own a car that sits and takes up space …

Sample Agreements for Sharing
October 13, 2012 – 9:31 pm | Comments Off
Sample Agreements for Sharing

Sample Car Sharing Agreement
Share a car with a friend or neighbor! Click here for a sample agreement you can use to manage the terms of your co-ownership and shared use.
 
Sample Ride Sharing Agreement
Here’s an agreement …

How to Start a Neighborhood Fruit Harvest
October 13, 2012 – 9:23 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Neighborhood Fruit Harvest

Anyone with a mature fruit tree is familiar with the annual quandaries: How do you get all that fruit out of the tree and what do you do with 500 plums? If you’ve ever tried …

How to Start a “Stuff” Sharing Group
October 13, 2012 – 9:05 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a “Stuff” Sharing Group

A neighborhood stuff sharing group is primarily a system of borrowing and lending, in which participants allow others to use their stuff but actual ownership of the items doesn’t change hands. To get started, you’ll …

How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group
October 13, 2012 – 8:44 pm | Comments Off
How to Start a Neighborhood Work Group

Q: My house needs a lot of work, but I just don’t have the time or skills. Is sharing work with neighbors a solution? How can I can do that?

A: I grew up a city girl, …

The Four Degrees of Sharing
October 13, 2012 – 8:17 pm | Comments Off
The Four Degrees of Sharing

Sharing is a big deal these days. Sharing is a growth industry, a new field of study and of practice; it presents a realm of career opportunities, a new way of life, and a concept …

How to Share a Vegetable Garden
October 13, 2012 – 4:42 pm | Comments Off
How to Share a Vegetable Garden

 

Question: “I would like to start a vegetable garden, but I live in an apartment and don’t have yard space. My neighbor a few blocks down has a huge front yard and she offered to let me …

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 …

Holding Title to Shared Property
October 10, 2012 – 8:50 pm | Comments Off
Holding Title to Shared Property

Tenancy in Common (TIC)
When you own property as tenants in common (TIC), you each own an undivided share. For example, if you own a duplex with another person as tenants in common, you each own …

Sample Car Sharing Agreement
September 13, 2012 – 2:53 pm | Comments Off
Sample Car Sharing Agreement

Sample Car Sharing Agreement for Two Owners

This agreement is between Catherine Love and Theo Dancer, who agree as follows:

We agree to share ownership and use of a 2007 Toyota Camry, VIN#: 97233lksfd9f7f, (“the car”).
TRANSFERING TITLE: …

Sample Yard Sharing Agreement
August 26, 2012 – 9:04 pm | Comments Off
Sample Yard Sharing Agreement

Taking Down the Fence Between You and Your Neighbor
If you have a good relationship with your neighbor and you both own your homes (or have the blessing of your landlords), you can expand your yard …

A Big List of Sharing Ideas from Green Fest
November 23, 2009 – 6:17 pm | Comments Off
A Big List of Sharing Ideas from Green Fest

Here’s yet another list of sharing ideas! We collected these ideas on post-it notes from visitors to our booth at the San Francisco Green Festival. We asked people to tell us their ideas for …

Sharing ideas from Bioneers: Part 2
November 7, 2009 – 5:17 pm | One Comment
Sharing ideas from Bioneers: Part 2

We asked attendees of the Bioneers conference to write down an answer to “What Do You Share?” Here is what they said:
* Tools
* Plants

“Bioneering” Ideas for Sharing, Part 1
November 3, 2009 – 9:54 pm | Comments Off
“Bioneering” Ideas for Sharing, Part 1

The weekend before last, I shared a “Cooperative Living and Sharing Brainstorm Booth” with Regenerative Real Estate at the incredible Bioneers Conference. Our booth featured a coffee table and chairs in a circle, and …

Plant Sharing – Good For Us, Good For Our Plants
October 1, 2009 – 7:36 pm | One Comment
Plant Sharing – Good For Us, Good For Our Plants

Every year, my mom, an avid gardener, puts out the word to her friends and colleagues that she is having a massive plant give-away. Her garden seems to get more vibrant every year, but I …

Sharing the Task of Nurturing Our Local Economies
September 27, 2009 – 11:03 pm | Comments Off
Sharing the Task of Nurturing Our Local Economies

Yesterday, I moderated a panel discussion and had many great conversations at the Festival for Grassroots Economies, where brilliant ideas seemed to be generated, on average, every 2 seconds. My mind is still spinning from …

Picture the Sharing Revolution, Part 2: Driveways
July 9, 2009 – 12:59 pm | Comments Off

Today, the average household has about 2.28 cars. If every household gave up one car and met any transportation gaps with carsharing, carpooling, bicycling, and public transportation, we’d free up a ton of driveway space. Here …

Picture the Sharing Revolution, Part 1: Garages
July 7, 2009 – 12:50 pm | Comments Off

A sharing revolution will transform everything about our world — it will transform our streets, our neighborhoods, our work, even our garages. Especially our garages. This is Part One of a series. I’m going to start, …

Why Are Chickens Leading the Sharing Revolution?
June 30, 2009 – 12:33 pm | One Comment

Now that The Sharing Solution is officially released, Emily and I have spent much of the past few weeks talking – on the radio and in bookstores – to people about sharing. I love it when people …