ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tom Llewellyn is a community organizer, consultant, and storyteller promoting people-powered solutions for the common good. He’s the strategic partnerships director for Shareable.net, executive producer and host of the
Tom Llewellyn is a community organizer, consultant, and storyteller promoting people-powered solutions for the common good. He’s the strategic partnerships director for Shareable.net, executive producer and host of the award-winning documentary and podcast series “The Response,” a sought after presenter who has spoken at over 200 events on five continents, and the co-editor and author of several publications, including “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” (2018), “The Response: Building Collective Resilience in the Wake of Disasters” (2019), and “Lessons from the First Wave: Resilience in the Age of COVID-19” (2020). One of his favorite activities is to host community ‘Stone Soup’ events wherever he travels to help remind people how good sharing can taste! Previously, Tom was the education and activism director for the Sustainable Living Roadshow, co-leading the touring organization across the U.S. for 5 years, producing eco events and actions promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainability. He has co-founded several community- and sharing-based initiatives including: A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Asheville Tool Library, REAL Cooperative (Regenerative Education, Action & Leadership), and the worker collective Critter Cafe. Tom holds a degree in Mind/Body Studies from San Francisco State University and a Permaculture Design Certificate from EAT. Before becoming a full-time community organizer, he was the co-owner/director of Clever Scamp Summer Camp (arts and ecology), the director of the Canyon After School Program, and paid his way through college by working as a Certified Massage Therapist and a professional party starter. Tom currently lives in the “semi-autonomous unintentional community” where he grew up. On the outskirts of the San Francisco Bay Area, he co-leads disaster preparation, mitigation, and response activities, is a member of two water cooperatives, facilitates community meetings, hosts (physically distant) social events, and raises veggies and rabbits with his wife, Ellie.
Things I share: Food, Stories, Time, Skills, Tools, Cars, Bikes, Smiles, Clothes, Music, Knowledge, Home, Land, Water, and so much more!