Stories tagged with sharing economy

Living

Back to the land again: Folk schools teach skills for modern-day survival

A new generation of homesteaders heads to the woods to learn about beekeeping, artisanal bread making, how to make an electric car -- you know, the basics.

Living

Shareable’s Neal Gorenflo wants to share with you

Neal Gorenflo, founder and publisher of Shareable, chatted with Grist readers about the sharing economy. Check out a replay of the chat.

Living

Knit together: Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing?

Amy Twigger Holroyd wants to slow fashion down and empower people to make their own long-lasting, sharable clothing.

Business & Technology

Friends with benefits: New tool uses Facebook to speed up sharing

Former Sierra Club President Adam Werbach says his new sharing platform, yerdle, will make snagging free stuff as easy as a trip to the store.

Living

Here’s one more thing you can share: Kids

The sharing economy makes it easy for people to connect via technology to share cars, bikes, homes offices, tools, pets -- and now children.

Cities

Bike sharing goes big — but can it get over its little helmet problem?

Bikeshare programs have gained speed in recent years -- except where laws require riders to protect their heads. Can Seattle crack that nut?

Living

Couchsurfing the continents: On the road with the sharing economy

In which our hero travels to South America with a little money and a lot of luck, and learns about the power of human generosity.

Cities

Life in the fast lane: In the D.C. area, carpooling ‘slugs’ ride fast and free

Turns out "ridesharing" isn't just for the techy-sharey set. In Washington and other cities, they've been doing it for decades -- no smartphone required.

Business & Technology

The secret to the sharing economy: ‘You don’t want the drill — you want the hole’

Shareable founder Neal Gorenflo talks about crowdsourcing his life, his decision to give up his beloved surf wagon, and how sharing is reshaping the economy.