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Letter sent on Jul 3, 2015

Sharing Sum Up — Week 27

Sharing.Lab is a non-profit organisation, based in Copenhagen. We research and experiment with how sharing can empower urban communities. This letter explores what we find interesting within the sharing economy world.

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A great sharing initiative; The Reverse Food Truck — They don’t make food. They take food. Rather than serving food, it accepts food donations. You can track the location of the truck on Twitter.


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How the Sharing Economy is hurting millennials.

Beacon Food Forest plans to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires their community to gather together, grow their own food and rehabilitate their local ecosystem.

Citizinvestor — a crowdfunding & civic engagement platform for local government projects.

“The potential I see in sharing economies is the creative, problem-solving approach to the needs of people in society. Platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made it easier for people to promote a cause or a project or idea they believe in to garner funding and support. People have proactively combined the features of technology — namely accessibility — to an idea to create a solution to a problem or need. As we think beyond the need to quickly commute from point A to B, or efficiently exchange goods or services, the application of sharing economies could extend to larger social problems where access may be one of the key barriers to progress.”

The Beauty and Power in Sharing Economies

Hipcamp offers ‘land sharing’ and are working to make it easier to discover great places to go camping and get outside.

According to Charley Wang, there are two types of sharing economy companies:

  1. Companies that will succeed by eliminating humans
  2. Companies that will succeed by championing humans

And here you can download a free Guide to Sharing, produced by The Center for a New American Dream in collaboration with Shareable.

That’s all from us at Sharing.Lab this week, have a great weekend.

#sharingsumup is curated by Signe Kassow at Sharing.Lab. If you have ideas for content to include or just want to say hi, feel free to get in touch at signe@sharinglab.dk

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