Sam Bliss

Sam Bliss likes learning, writing, and playing outside. His interest in ecological economics may be strong enough to induce growing up.

Spending time in a controversial camp that’s blocking tar-sands pipelines

The Unist’ot’en Camp in Canada isn't just out to block tar-sands pipelines. Campers are also developing a resilient community.

The real sharing economy

Artisans transform one small town’s economy

Welcome to Tieton, Wash. The town of 1,200 could hold lessons for rural America.

The real sharing economy

The real sharing economy doesn’t require apps, just kindness

In the middle of a trans-continent bike trip, our hero discovers that in rural America, sharing comes naturally.

Sam Bliss
The real sharing economy

Can the sharing economy get this guy from Seattle to London by bike?

Former Grist fellow Sam Bliss just gave away most of his belongings and set off for the other side of the world. Here's hoping karma is really a thing.

Community Solar Capitol Hill
share the power

This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

A community solar project in Seattle is powering the real sharing economy.

Triumph of the commons

These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free

The Beacon Food Forest plants the heirloom seeds of a real sharing economy.

Bike kitchen
Recycled Cycles

This co-op bike shop will teach you to fix your own damn bike (and that matters)

The bike kitchen movement greases the gears of the real sharing economy.

sharing and caring

The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back

Real sharing can help solve big problems like climate change. But we have to start small.

Meet the last 3 millennials who don’t have smartphones

Can three young, tech-savvy writers pull off a tweetstorm on their antiquated clamshell phones? Find out.