The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community
  • The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community
  • The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community

The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community

by Janelle Orsi, Emily Doskow
     
 

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Sharing is the answer! Build community and save money with the ultimate resource sharing guide.

You may be motivated and committed to creating a more sustainable lifestyle in your community, but where do you start? And how can you do it without the hassle and legal entanglement that so many greener initiatives seem to require? The Sharing Solution guides you,

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Sharing is the answer! Build community and save money with the ultimate resource sharing guide.

You may be motivated and committed to creating a more sustainable lifestyle in your community, but where do you start? And how can you do it without the hassle and legal entanglement that so many greener initiatives seem to require? The Sharing Solution guides you, in plain English, through the steps you'll need to take to create and maintain successful sharing arrangements.

From housing to childcare, cars to lawnmowers, gardens to bike repair, The Sharing Solution gives you the tips and tools to share your resources, while addressing commonly held questions about liability and individual security with compassion. How can you benefit from sharing?

  • Get help with meals and pet care

  • Share needed resources in retirement to save money

  • Buy property with others if you can't afford a single-family home

  • Work fewer hours while reducing living expenses

  • Grow your local economy with community initiatives

  • Plan to make big purchases with others to keep costs low

    And, if you're concerned about the environment and want to start living greener, The Sharing Solution is filled with environmentally sound ways to build a more sustainable - and affordable - lifestyle. Get the only book that provides the practical tools you can use to make sharing agreements. As noted author Alice Walker says, "Sharing is the answer "

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  • Editorial Reviews

    The Iowa City Press-citizen.com
    "Hit the Library and Find Ways to Simplify Your Life": "Janelle Orsi and Emily Doskow offer a different twist on simplicity.Their book, "The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life and Build Community,"is based on the premise that through sharing resources, one can lead a more sustainable and simple lifestyle. "The Sharing Solution"also provides practical tools to create and maintain sharing agreements."

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781413310214
    Publisher:
    NOLO
    Publication date:
    05/24/2009
    Pages:
    480
    Product dimensions:
    7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

    What People are saying about this

    BILL MCKIBBEN
    "It's possible someone has published a more timely book, but I've never seen it. For a planet dealing with economic crisis and ecological limit, sharing is not only the right and moral solution, it's the necessary (and charming) one as well."
    BILL MCKIBBEN, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature
    ALICE WALKER
    "Sharing is the answer "
    ALICE WALKER, author of We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
    BRUCE SIEVERS
    "[G]reat practical advice on how to act on our best instincts toward sustaining our society as well as ourselves in the 21st century."
    BRUCE SIEVERS, Senior Fellow, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers; Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
    ANNIE LEONARD
    From the neighborhood level to the global, sharing may be the single most important strategy to reduce our environmental impact, gain financial health, promote equity and have fun. The Sharing Solution provides valuable advice and how-to tips for seasoned sharers and new converts. T his book is a tremendously valuable resource for us all, and a must-read for those who want to chart a new path: a more sustainable, more compassionate and more fun one.
    ANNIE LEONARD, author and host of The Story of Stuff; Time Magazine 2008 Hero of the Environment
    ERNEST CALLENBACH
    "This canny, thorough book offeres detailed advice on how to make clear sharing agreements and minimize potential confusion and conflict."
    ERNEST CALLENBACH, author of Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging

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