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Outdoor Preschools Bring Affordable Education to Parks

September 14, 2015 - 07:41

Forget tiny tables, tiny toilets, and tiny toy shelves. A new wave of preschools is taking learning outside and turning local parks into classrooms.

Originating in Europe in the 1990s, outdoor preschools offer affordable learning to families by drastically reducing the overhead costs of an indoor classroom. Children spend most, or all, of the day outside and use park facilities for lessons, eating, restrooms, and naps. Outdoor preschools give kids immediate access to the natural world, encourage exercise, and let students easily engage with their surroundings.

Categories: Economics

Fleurieu Poultry: Getting the Ducks Lined Up on Relocalization

September 10, 2015 - 14:13
The Fleurieu Poultry Association is a co-operative that seeks to reopen a turkey processing plant at McLaren Vale, South Australia, and transform it into a worker-producer co-operative, owned and operated by employees. Share Adelaide interviewed Project Officer Rick Duke about this initiative.   Tell us about what you’re working on right now?
Categories: Economics

Shareable's Top 10 Sharing Events of the Season

September 10, 2015 - 13:00

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Alan Levine.

Categories: Economics

Why Free Money Day Makes You Richer

September 10, 2015 - 05:28

Article and images cross-posted from, written by Tegan Tallulah and Donnie Maclurcan. Photo credit: Nudzejma Avdic.

Categories: Economics

7 Essential Coworking Resources for Digital Nomads

September 9, 2015 - 08:33

At this year’s Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), there was a lot of talk about creating ways for digital nomads—those who travel and work from wherever they are—to connect with coworking spaces and other coworkers.

Categories: Economics

Sharing Cities to Gain Ground with New International Framework

September 7, 2015 - 20:40

Image of Melbourne courtesy of Angela Rutherford using a Creative Commons license

Categories: Economics

3 Apps Powering Home-based Coworking

September 7, 2015 - 07:21

Want to get out of the house to work, but not too excited about coffeeshops or the typical coworking space? Up for the sharing economy's latest adventure? Try coworking in someone else’s home. Home coworking is a relatively new facet of the rapidly-growing coworking movement.

Categories: Economics

Helsinki Volunteers Reinvent the Public Sauna

September 4, 2015 - 08:31

Built and maintained by volunteers, Sompasauna is one of Helsinki's few public saunas. (Baltic dreams blog)

Categories: Economics

Shared Space Aims to Create Safer, More Polite Roads

September 1, 2015 - 08:21

Imagine a thriving street with cars, bicyclists and pedestrians. Now strip away the traffic signals, crosswalks, curbs, bike lanes, and signage that tell people what they should be doing. It sounds like a dangerous mess, right?

Categories: Economics

How One Town in Spain is Fighting Food Waste With A Fridge

September 1, 2015 - 06:42

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Kathleen Franklin

Categories: Economics

6 Rebel Architects Bucking Convention to Build Better Communities

August 31, 2015 - 09:23

The word architecture generally brings to mind urban skylines, ultra-modern homes, and attention-grabbing skyscrapers—not favelas, waterside slums, and ravaged buildings. But creative architects around the world are working in challenging environments to improve the lives of the locals with innovative designs and building techniques.

Categories: Economics

Food Justice Truck Serves Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Asylum Seekers

August 31, 2015 - 08:02

During the past few decades, an estimated 80,000 refugees, mostly from Indonesia, have sought asylum in Australia. Fleeing war and civil unrest, with limited means and access to welfare or work, these asylum seekers are going hungry. More than 90% of those seeking protection experience food insecurity, 40% have gone to bed hungry in the past month, and 42% have lost weight since arriving in Australia because they didn’t have enough food to eat.

Categories: Economics

Arlington Develops Path for Getting Public Onboard with Bikeshare

August 31, 2015 - 07:38

Photo by Paul Goddin. Article and images cross-posted from Mobility Lab. Author Jason Hardin is Arlington’s Capital Bikeshare Planner and a consultant to Arlington County (Virginia) Commuter Services.

Categories: Economics

9 Incredible Sci-Fi Inspired Little Free Libraries

August 26, 2015 - 09:05

Think Little Free Libraries are just plain boxes filled with books? Think again. These otherworldly “branches” push the realm of Little Free Libraries to the outer limits.


This Doctor Who-inspired Little Free Library is an almost-life-size model of the famous TARDIS time machine and spacecraft.

Categories: Economics

11 Ways to Create a Totally Shareable College Experience

August 26, 2015 - 08:00

Whether you’re going away to college for the first time or simply want to step up your sharing game on campus, here are 11 ways to bring the sharing spirit to your college experience.

1. Top 10 Tips for Starting a Campus Food Coop

Does your campus have a food coop? Do you think it should? Here are 10 tips to make it happen.

Categories: Economics

New Report Outlines Strategies for Community Wealth Building

August 24, 2015 - 12:17

A new Democracy Collaborative report summarizes lessons learned from 11 case studies of organizations including the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. (DSNI via Facebook)

Categories: Economics

#ShareYourselfHappy Spreads the Love of Sharing

August 24, 2015 - 07:31

by Tolani Moibi, Community Manager at Compare and Share

Categories: Economics

Coworking Visionaries Weigh In on the Future of the Movement

August 24, 2015 - 06:50

Ten years ago this month, coworking was born in San Francisco when Brad Neuberg set up some card tables and invited people to work alongside him. There are now over 3,000 coworking spaces worldwide.

Categories: Economics

How Placemaking with "Bottle Bricks" Changes Lives

August 20, 2015 - 07:59

Volunteers working on Earthbench. Photo credit: POEM.

Categories: Economics