This recipe was adapted from Lisa's new book, Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating (PM Press).
One of my favorite lazy-Sunday routines is brunch, especially when it doesn’t involve going very far or waiting in line for a seat.
When his car died in 2007, Shelby Clark put off purchasing a replacement. He spent time researching his options and looking for a good deal. In the interval, he signed up for the car-sharing service Zipcar and began taking more public transportation. A year passed and, as it happened, he never got around to owning another vehicle.
At the time, Clark was working as Director of Kiva.org in San Francisco. In 2008, he moved to Cambridge, now a dedicated Zipcar member, and began his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Worker co-ops, meet green jobs. Green jobs, allow me to introduce you to worker co-ops. I think you two have much in common and could be great friends.
As a cohost of Design 4 Resilience, I've been thinking about the relationship of resilience and sharing recently. Shareable co-founder Will Watman sent me a link recently for World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farms, which offers volunteer opportunities on, you guessed it, organic farms. This raised the question in the title of this post. Healthy food is a core community service, so my quick answer to the question was the following:
As Abby Quillen recently covered on Shareable, co-ops have proven to be a successful model for communities of bicyclists around the nation who wish to pool their skills and resources. Equally intriguing is a new type of community co-operative, taking inspiration from the bike model, devoted to sharing computer repair skills and empowering users of all skill levels to fix and get the most out of their systems.
Health care reform has passed, bringing America into the twenty-first century and extending coverage to tens of millions of Americans. In general, we at Shareable.net prefer to see decentralized, cooperative, peer-to-peer solutions to social problems--such as, in this case, a revival of the free clinic movement of the 1960s and 70s.
Anya Kamenetz covers technology, innovation, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine and she is the author of Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, NoBenefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Back
Can you make this text look hot?
- Thanks for Being a Real Place!
- No TV or TV Only Visible in Bar Area
- No Advertising Screens or Other Distractions
- Conversational Atmosphere
- I’m Going to Tell My Friends About This Place
As I describe in my Shareable.net article "Real People, Real Places," television is taking over our bars, cafes, and restaurants.
For the last six months I've been involved in an interesting experiment: what if I lived with less than 100 things and started to live and work from anywhere?
In August of 2009, I quit my job and jumped on a plane to Portland Oregon with all of my stuff (less than 100 things) on my back in order to figure out if my dream was possible.
The surprising truth is, it's a lot easier to live your life when you give up the stuff addiction.