The new sharing economy recognizes that we each have a pivotal role to play in creating a world that encourages creativity, innovation, and a more free, open, and participatory culture. By being shareable in your every day life, you can lead a life that is better for the environment, wallet friendly, and that allows you to contribute to the new sharing economy – the engine of the free culture movement. And the best part? It’s super easy – chances are, you’re already doing it! If you’ve ever shared a car ride, lent someone a book, made a mix tape, or traded clothing, you’re part of the sharing economy.

Want to learn more or take it a step further?

Awesome. We’re here to help.

Check out these posts on how you can share with others and in your everyday life:

The Top 6 Tips to Sharing and Community for Lifestyle Designers

6 Simple things you can do today to make your life more Shareable

How to Start a Really Really Free Market

Hold a pop up swap market where everything is free!

How to Share Time

Got an hour? Give and get skills (like guitar lessons or computer help) for free.

How to Start a Housing Coop

How to make shared housing work after college.

How to Share an Education

Here’s how to lean important skills that are not always offered as part of a traditional education

To learn more about things you can do to get your campus and community sharing, check out:

12 Nifty Ideas to Improve Your City

I Made an iPad ebook in one Weekend (And You Can Too!)

How to Share your Car with a Stranger

For a crash course on all things sharing, check out

Our Top 20 How-To Share Posts and our complete index of how-to share posts

Want to help make your campus or community more shareable? Let us know! We’re here to help.

Milicent Johnson


Milicent Johnson

Milicent is an idealistic realist with a passion for learning, laughing, and building community. Her passion for empowering communities to find meaningful solutions and resilience led her to work on

Things I share: Love, life, happiness, and almost everything between.