Whether you’re going away to college for the first time or simply want to step up your sharing game on campus, here are 11 ways to bring the sharing spirit to your college experience.
Does your campus have a food coop? Do you think it should? Here are 10 tips to make it happen.
2. How to Find and Keep a Housemate
Having great housemates can make your college experience fantastic, while having less-than-great ones can be a nightmare. Here are some tips on finding (and keeping) housemates you can live comfortably with. Photo: William Neuheisel (CC-BY)
Once you’ve found great housemates, this tool can help you divide the rent in a way that is fair to everyone. Photo: epSos .de (CC-BY)
Want to make new friends on campus but you’re not sure how? Try hosting a Stranger Dinner. You can start creating a community around sharing and make some new friends. Photo: Juhan Sonin (CC-BY)
What better time to try dumpster diving than when you’re away at school? When done right, it’s a great way to eat on the cheap and fight food waste.
Now that you’re surrounded by people your own age, and perhaps living on a tight budget, rally your friends for a clothes swap. You can re-up your wardrobe and spark the sharing spirit. Photo: Lynn B (CC-BY)
Shared, open spaces on college campuses are treasured resources for relaxing, meeting friends, taking a stroll, freaking out about exams, and more. Learn where the commons are on your campus and how you can appreciate, share, and protect them. Photo: Ricardo Fernandez (CC-BY)
Is law school on your horizon? Do you know there’s a way to become a lawyer without going to law school? Before you take out a massive loan, take a look at this alternative route. Photo: Phil Roeder (CC-BY)
9. A Guide to Free and Open Source Education
Want to supplement your education with some free, online resources? Here’s a guide to some of the best free and open source educational platforms. Photo: Sholeh (CC-BY)
Want to bring people together for an inexpensive gathering? Throw a potluck. They're easy and they bring people together in extraordinary ways.
The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) was created at the University of New Hampshire to “help build student-led, self-sustaining waste-reduction programs at universities nationwide.” On the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign, PLAN is creating a platform for colleges to share ideas, best practices and resources with each other.
Bonus Tip: Read the Book, Share Or Die
A book written largely by, and for, young people, Share Or Die takes an honest look at the economic and environmental messes humans have made, and askes the next generation to share their struggles, hopes, and strategies for a brighter, more Shareable future.