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

by Janelle Orsi, Emily Doskow
 

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

Overview

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?  Find out how to:

 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…”

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

Meet the Author

Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area since 1989. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, the co-author of Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions and The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community, and the editor of many Nolo titles, including Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and the bestselling Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees Boundaries & Noise. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. 

Emily blogs on the ever-changing laws that affect gays and lesbians at Queer Justice: Nolo's LGBT Law Blog. She also blogs on marriage, adoption, parenting, divorce, child custody and child support at Nolo's Divorce, Custody & Family Law Blog, and on practical tips for sharing everything from lawnmowers and land to time and information at The Sharing Solution. Janelle Orsi is an attorney living and working in Berkeley, California. Her law and mediation practice is focused on helping individuals and organizations share resources and create more sustainable communities. She specializes in nonprofit, small business, and real estate law, as well as a new field of practice — sharing law. She has worked in a range of legal practice areas, including criminal defense, youth law, immigration, adoptions, LGBT rights, and estate planning. She attended Boalt Hall School of Law at UC  

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