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These 5 Lending Libraries Are Redefining the Meaning of Ownership – Shareable

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***Transforming the Economy Series: Libraries for a Sharing Economy***

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

          Traditional libraries are finding new ways of serving public needs and new kinds of libraries are springing up as part of what we are calling the “sharing economy.” Today’s post from Shareable introduces five innovative lending libraries growing up in different communities. Featured images are from Story People by Brian Andreas. (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: These 5 Lending Libraries Are Redefining the Meaning of Ownership – Shareable

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Sharing Economy Everywhere!

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A Shareable Explainer: What are the Commons? – Shareable

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***Understanding the New Sharing World: The Commons, The Commons Are Here!***

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          Do you know what the word  “Commons” means in the emerging sharing economy? Do you understand in any depth the nature of this transformation of the economy? Projects related to the “commons” and the “sharing economy” are popping up everywhere. This much-needed description of the “commons” as they are taking shape around the world is a MUST READ for all of us. Thanks the Shareable for putting it together! The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: A Shareable Explainer: What are the Commons? – Shareable

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Emerging Sharing Economy!

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What Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a More Equitable Economy – Shareable

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***Transforming the Economy Series: The Sharing Economy in Quebec***

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            While the experts talk about the problems of our current economic systems, communities across the world are creating opportunities for developing sustainable and more equitable economies. I think this is another strong argument for my contention that the solutions are going to come from local efforts multiplied many times over. Today’s post from Shareable is a great introduction to what is happening in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Source: What Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a More Equitable Economy – Shareable

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Local Innovations in a Sharing Economy!

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Why AnyShare is the First ‘Complete’ Cooperative in the US – Shareable

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***Shaping A New Economy Series: The Cooperative Movement***

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          Transforming economies to become sustainable and inclusive requires  innovation in the ways we live, work, and interact. The cooperative movement in all its guises is essential to the process. Today’s post from Shareable takes an in-depth look at AnyShare‘s development. The interview has links to three case studies in developing cooperatives. You may find some useful ideas for your own community.

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Source: Why AnyShare is the First ‘Complete’ Cooperative in the US – Shareable

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Cooperation!

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How L’Atelier Paysan Cooperative in France Supports Independent Farmers – Shareable

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***Shaping A New Economy Series: Small Farmers ***

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          Transforming our economies to be inclusive and sustainable is the future. One effective way of achieving these goals is through the coop movement. Today’s post shares information about a cooperative venture in France that works with independent small farmers. You may find some ideas here that you could adapt in your own community.

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Source: How L’Atelier Paysan Cooperative in France Supports Independent Farmers – Shareable

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Small Farmers!

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6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World – Shareable

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***Transforming Communities Series: Innovations in Community Stability***

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          One of the problems in community development is displacing people who have lived in a place for generations. The community land trust and co-housing are two successful strategies for maintaining and supporting stability in an area. Today’s post from Shareable describes some successful models from around the world. You may find some ideas for your onw community here.

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Source: 6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World – Shareable

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Quebec’s Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces – Shareable

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***Transforming Our Communities Series: New Uses for Old Spaces***

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          A few weeks ago I posted articles about the creative transformation of vacant spaces in communities. This story from Quebec demonstrates how re-purposing old building rather than tearing them down can improve life in the community. You may find ideas for your own community here.

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Source: Quebec’s Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces – Shareable

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Innovation in Quebec!

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Barcelona Crowdsourced its Sharing Economy Policies. Can Other Cities Do the Same? – Shareable

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***The Transforming Economies Series: Barcelona’s Sharing Economy***

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Casa Batilo, Barcelona Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Casa Batilo, Barcelona
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          My research over the last two years for my book in progress has made one thing abundantly clear: real and lasting change is going to come from the local level, respond to local conditions, and create new and varied approaches to shaping an inclusive economy and a healthy place for all to live and work. Today’s post share the experiences of Barcelona in developing a sharing and inclusive economy. Thanks Shareable for the information!

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“When the City Council of Barcelona asked democracy activist and researcher Mayo Fuster Morell for policy recommendations regarding the sharing economy, she suggested that the councillors take a different approach: Rather than relying on an expert to dictate policy from the top down, why not use a collaborative process to build a sustainable set of institutions and practices that would draw strength from the grassroots?”

Source: Barcelona Crowdsourced its Sharing Economy Policies. Can Other Cities Do the Same? – Shareable

Casa Batilo, Barcelona Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Casa Batilo, Barcelona
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Casa Batilo, Barcelona Courtesy of design-dautore magazine

Casa Batilo, Barcelona
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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Local Change and Transformation!

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Podcast: How People Around the World Are Building a Solidarity Economy – Shareable

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***Transforming Economies Through Cooperative Ventures Series***

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Courtesy of Brainy Quotes

Courtesy of Brainy Quotes

          Transforming our economies through creative ideas and new approaches is a major theme in my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities, Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. In cities and towns across the world people are coming together to build small economic systems that are inclusive of all people. This overview and podcast will introduce some of these to you.

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“In the face of social and ecological peril, there’s a movement that continues to build and resist. This podcast will take you into the heart of it. “I can’t accept the death of my imagination on a daily basis,” Caroline Woolard told us when we visited her at her studio in Lower Manhattan. “I’d rather have less money and work for something that I believe in.”  Caroline is an artist who co-creates projects and institutions for and within the solidarity economy.”

Source: Podcast: How People Around the World Are Building a Solidarity Economy – Shareable

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Courtesy of Education Closet

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Need for an Inclusive Economy!

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