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 Freecycle.org 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.
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