The Share Shed is a library of things in the town of Totnes in the southwest of the UK (also home to the Transition Town network). People can donate useful items to the library – like ladders, drills, carpet cleaners, camping, cooking and gardening equipment, and sewing machines – and others can borrow them for an affordable fee.
Actually, in Silicon Valley, some engineers do still work with their hands, some people appreciate the beauty in broken things and some people help each other for free for the fun and good will of it. Here’s a story of how that happened all at once for me.
ReCyclery founder Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear and Board President Kees Kolff explain how opportunities exploded when the Recylery became a non-profit organization.
At the Repair and Service Center in Vienna, the long-term unemployed retrain to be "mechatronic engineers" and repair electronic devices.
Part art project and part social experiment with a dash of scavenger hunt, these neighborhood exchange boxes host an ever-changing catalog of free items
As consumers, we are taught to be dissatisfied with what we have.
We discussed the idea of a FreeStore several times…Could we provide lived, joyful experiences of alternatives for those not involved in the work of Transition?
Hear about an online sharing system where no currency changes hands, and no new materials are used to make more stuff.
It began in Guatemala, and now a South African town is using recycling bottles as building material as part of an inspirational and regenerative campaign against rubbish
The mental image we were brought up with of Santa’s workshop was of hoards of elves working away making new stuff, painting wooden trains with paintpots and so on. But what if we were able to shift that image, and instead tell our children that the elves aren’t making stuff, they’re repairing it?