Shareable is the online magazine that tells the story of sharing. We cover the people and projects bringing a shareable world to life. And share how-tos so you can make sharing real in your life.
In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks, and cohousing make life more fun, green, and affordable. When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world.
The remarkable successes of sharing projects like Zipcar, Wikipedia, Freecycle, Kiva, and Creative Commons show this. They tell a hopeful story about human nature and our future, one we don't hear enough in the mainstream media.
They show what’s possible when we share. They show that we don't act merely for our own good, but go out of our way to contribute to the common good. They show that we can solve the crises we face, and thrive as never before. They show that a new world is emerging where the more you share the more respect you get, and where life works because everyone helps each other.
We tell this story because a shareable world might be just what's needed to enjoy life to the fullest today while creating a better tomorrow. And it's being built by people from all walks of life right now. Shareable is an invitation to join these everyday innovators.
Want to share? If you're human, you share. But we can share so much more. Check out our top 20 how-to share posts, our full collection of how-to share posts, and our book Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis.
Want to get involved ? You can contribute stories, feedback, and money. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and share our stories with friends. You can register and join discussions about your favorite posts (see these instructions on how to register). You can join our e-mail list. See more ways to get involved here.
Want to know more about sharing? For the big picture, check out the following: "Four Degrees of Sharing," by Janelle Orsi; "Ten Ways our World is Becoming More Shareable," by Neal Gorenflo; and our report with Latitude Research on The New Sharing Economy.
- Sarah Brooks - design columnist
- Beth Buczynski - coworking and collaborative consumption blogger
- Paul M. Davis - tech, science, government writer
- Neal Gorenflo - co-founder and publisher, neal at shareable dot net
- Cat Johnson - features and libraries blogger
- Mira Luna - organizing director and solidarity economy writer, mira at shareable dot net
- Kelly McCartney - blogger, how to & feature editor
- Seth Schneider - online community and fundraising director, seth at shareable dot net
- Jay Walljasper - cities blogger
- Angelo Del Priore - advisor, head of growth
- And dozens more contributors here.
Our advisors include Punsri Abeywickrema, Astri von Arbin Ahlander, David Bollier, Michel Bauwens, Rachel Botsman, David Hodgson, Franco Iacomella, Harald Katzmair Ph.D, Yelizavetta Kofman, Mira Luna, Janelle Orsi, Jonah Sachs, Jeremy Adam Smith, Stephanie Smith, and Bernice Yueng.
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