During these unstable economic times many people are realizing that they have far more “stuff” in their life than they actually need or regularly use. This beautiful graphic from the forward thinking folks at Collaborative Fund, looks at the many ways we can take those items and share them with our community… even making good money on them in the process!
Full of highly useful links, the graphic points us toward such clever community based websites as AirBnb.com (rent your house or room out to travelers), i-ella.com (buy, borrow, swap or lend clothing) and parkatmyhouse.com (rent parking at private residences).
The brain child of entrepreneur Craig Shapiro, Collaborative Fund seeks to fulfill their rather nobel goal of being “the leading source of capital and strategic support for creative entrepreneurs who want to change the world.” They aim to encourage a climate of ethical values regarding who we work for, how we spend our money and our time, while also influencing a “shift from an economy based on hyper-consumption to one based on Collaborative Consumption.” Based on the current technological ease of communication and the wide array of community-minded projects popping up, we think their fund really has legs. Check out the attractive site collaborativefund.com for the latest.
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