Blog: Beth Buczynski
It's a new year! The first page of the calendar is the perfect time to identify the things that are working in your life as well as the things you'd like to do differently.
Although times are hard, communities are more connected than ever before. How we utilize these connections will determine whether 2012 is a year of abundance or scarcity. Here at Shareable we believe that the power to solve both personal and societal problems lies within us, the people. The more we share with each other, the more abundant our individual lives will be.
The idea of sharing things instead of owning them goes against everything we've been taught as a consumeristic society.
Coworking usually happens in spaces dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile workforce. These coworking spaces provide access to all the things a freelancer, remote employee, or entrepreneur needs to connect with the local community and be successful.
But just like a cubicle isn't the only place to be productive, a coworking space isn't the only place freelancers can gather to collaborate.
For almost three months now, the Occupy Wall Street movement has worked to open America's eyes to the corporate greed and corruption that are running our country into the ground.
The truth is that corporations can't help but act this way.
No matter how much they claim to care about their customers or the community, publicly traded corporations are legally obligated to maximize returns to investors, often at the expense of other important social and environmental goals.
Occupy Wall Street will demonstrate the true spirit of the season by hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Skill Share Event on Sunday, December 18th at City Life Wellness in Brooklyn, New York.
The City of Davis, California, is blessed with two things: an abundance of sunshine and lots of beautiful, mature trees to provide a natural refuge from it.
These trees, carefully planted by several generations of Davis' residents, helps to keep energy costs down by protecting homes and businesses from the direct heat of the sun. Unfortunately, the trees present a unique problem for Davis residents who want to utilize the sun with rooftop solar panels.
What's your first thought when you wake up on Monday morning?
Do you dread the arduous commute to work? Does the thought of another day in a cubicle make you want to scream?
For many, work is a thing that must be endured. Sure we all have dreams about doing what we love, but when you depend on that thing to put food on your table, it often morphs into a chore instead.
Most media attention for the Occupy Wall Street movement has focused on deciphering a political agenda or categorizing participants as anti-American. Despite the government disregard for Constitutional rights, police violence, and decentralized decision-making, citizen occupations continue to exist all over the world.
Companies in the collaborative consumption industry are diametrically opposed to the bottom-line business practices of the conventional corporation.
But at its core, collaborative consumption is all about sharing--knowledge, technology, and material assets--so the needs of many can be met without wasting time, energy, or money.