I am a believer in the concept of sharing as a core tool to drive sustainability. Perhaps the most obvious manifestations that we’re starting to see today are in transportation: ride-sharing and, increasingly popular, car-sharing. I just can’t imagine living in a city like Washington DC, Boston or San Francisco and owning a car, but it would be great to have easy and inexpensive access to one when I was travelling outside of such a city and public transportation didn’t make sense.
Yet the idea goes beyond the realm of mobility. As “Story of Stuff” spokesperson Annie Leonard muses, “What if we all didn’t need our own crème brulee blowtorches? What if we could just borrow one from our local library?”
And here’s a concept, Peer.org, that my friend Brandi Veil sent me just now, that I’d like to “share” on her behalf.