Sharon Ede

Sharon Ede is a sustainability professional from Adelaide, South Australia, who has had over 30 years of both grassroots and government experience in sustainability-related roles, from research and policy to communication and behaviour change, as a writer, speaker and activist. Sharon has advocated for the use of storytelling and narrative in her work for years, and eventually decided to write the book she’d been waiting for herself!


What if we could feel the future before it arrives?

I decided to wrap up ideas in a story an audience would enjoy, but also make them curious, sparking imagination, and leaving readers thinking about the ideas and themes long after they finish the book.

August 1, 2023

Cosmo-Localization: Can Thinking Globally and Producing Locally Really Save our Planet?

Fablabs, makerspaces, emerging global knowledge commons… These are but some of the outcomes of a growing movement that champions globally-sourced designs for local economic activity. Its core idea is simple: local ownership of the means to produce basic manufactures and services can change our economic paradigm, making our cities self-sufficient and help the planet.

February 6, 2018

How the ‘Walking School Bus’ Promotes a Safe and Healthy Commute for Kids

Conceived by Australian creative planner and urbanist David Engwicht in 1992, the Walking School Bus is an agreed, set route to and from school supervised by adult volunteer “drivers” (often parents) who collect students from various stops.

January 31, 2018

Oregon-based Opportunity Village Eugene Addresses Homelessness with Tiny Houses

Opportunity Village Eugene (OVE) is a “tiny house” community in Eugene, Oregon, that provides secure accommodation for around 35 people who were previously homeless. OVE provides residents with more than just affordable shelter — being part of the village offers the dignity of having a private space…

January 19, 2018


Hearts & Minds: Sharing as a Mental Health Intervention

Sharing and collaboration opens up incredible opportunities for strengthening individual and community resilience.

May 15, 2015

Transactional Sharing, Transformational Sharing

What is ‘the sharing economy’? This is a term that is being hotly contested and debated right now, both in the media and among leading thinkers and practitioners.

December 1, 2014

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