1. sharing instead of owning to make your $$ and energy go farther
2. supporting a type of law that helps facilitate cooperation instead of promote contention.
I strongly recommend you read the entire article instead of just reviewing my summary. This is big one.
The author, Janelle Orsi calls this sharing law which would help people like Lynne:
- Lynne lives in an urban cohousing community and shares ownership of a car with two neighbors. Every day, she fluidly shares, borrows, and lends (rather than owns) many household goods, tools, electronics, and other items.
- She is a member of a cooperative grocery, through which she receives significant discounts in exchange for putting in a few monthly work hours. She grows vegetables on an empty lot and sometimes sells the veggies to neighbors.
- She has a successful rooftop landscaping business, which she launched using 20 microloans and investments from friends and family. She often barters, doing odd jobs in exchange for goods and services.
- She also owns a 5 percent share of a hot springs retreat center outside of town, which she acquired through sweat equity.
Janelle has also written a book on the subject, you could purchase it, or try and get it thru the paperback book exchange (an earlier post).