The sharing economy. It’s a widely used term, but let’s explore how YOU can participate in the sharing economy to better your life and others’!

In this episode of Earth911TV, we’re talking about local, peer-to-peer sharing as opposed to more corporate sharing services like Uber or AirBNB.

A UCLA research team studied 32 Los Angeles families over 4 years. The study found that on average, three rooms of the typical home held more than 2200 possessions, and with each child, that increased by 30%.

By participating in the sharing economy, you can de-clutter your house, and you can save money, or help someone else save money.

Sites like help you find people who need what you have. Or you can use a Little Free Library in your neighborhood where anyone is free to pick up a book and leave a book, to share knowledge and property with each other.

And this activity can bring trust back into our lives. Tech Republic says that 40% of boomers say most people can be trusted, but by the time you get to Millennials, we think only 19% of most people can be trusted.

Thanks to those of you who commented and participated in the conversation! We look forward to hearing from more of you! Leave YOUR thoughts below!

By Luria Petrucci

Luria hosts both Earth911TV and GeeksLife. You can find her at the intersections of fun, green living, technology and the geeky lifestyle. She enjoys learning alongside you on how to make life better, easier, greener and more efficient!