Blog: Beth Buczynski
Sandy and her husband are conscious car owners. They know personal vehicles account for a large portion of the carbon emissions in America, so they bought a bright red, used Volkswagen Beetle TDI that runs on biodiesel and dubbed it "Meatball."
Entrepreneurs tired of waiting for sluggish banks or government incentives to fund their projects have a reason to celebrate: yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the nation's first crowdfunding legislation, removing major barriers to American innovation and increasing the potential for private sector job creation.
Coworking as an official movement has only been around for about six years, but the core values that guide and shape it--openness, accessibility, community, sustainability and collaboration--have been helping people pursue their passions and achieve success for centuries.
Occupy Wall Street is first and foremost about Americans exercising their Constitutional right to peaceful assembly, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
But as the movement enters it's seventh week, it's also become about something bigger than political protests or economic demands.
The entire country of Greece is currently facing economic ruin.
In case you haven't been keeping up with news of the Greek debt crisis, here's CNN's take in a nutshell: "Years of unrestrained spending, cheap lending and failure to implement financial reforms left Greece badly exposed when the global economic downturn struck. This whisked away a curtain of partly fiddled statistics to reveal debt levels and deficits that exceeded limits set by the eurozone."
Halloween is just around the corner, and that means ghosts and goblins everywhere will soon be showing their spooky faces.
But there's something more terrifying than bloody corpses and flesh-hungry zombies--all the money and resources that are wasted on creating a single night of scary parties and haunted houses.
That's why we've put together a quick list of easy ways to make your Halloween more Shareable. And who knows? You might just form a few new friendships along the way!
1. Crowdsource Party Supplies
Earlier this week, Shareable featured a post about coworking in rural areas and small cities. In the post, coworking space owners shared insights about rural entrepreneurs and how coworking can encourage innovation in traditionally low-tech areas.
Coworking is a collaborative style of work in which mobile professionals share a common space as well as ideas. Perfectly suited to the location-independent lifestyles of graphic designers, software developers, writers, coworking has taken many of the "laptop professions" by storm, and grown rapidly in almost every major city of the United States.
The town of Hull, Wisc., recently proposed an interesting solution to growing concern about safety on its roadways: Forbid bicyclists and pedestrians from using them.
Crowdfunding allows people to tackle problems and endorse solutions that aren’t necessarily getting attention from markets or governments.
But what about problems that can't be addressed by a new gadget or ad campaign?