Kelly McCartney is a lover of nutritional healing, indie music, creative solutions, progressive thought, comparative religions, wandering, wondering, and my stripey dog. She's also an advocate for social and economic justice, tolerance, sustainable living, food security, ocean preservation, community building, and human rights.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Greek Town Taps Bartering for a More Shareable City
As Greece continues to search for solutions to its national economic crisis, the port town of Volos has adopted an old-school barter system to help its citizens muddle through. Five years into their recession with 21 percent unemployment, some Volos residents who were short on Euros but long on other resources created a local currency (called TEMs in Greek) that is traded based on non-monetary contributions into the online system.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
How to Share Land
When looking through the lens of collaborative consumption or the mesh , it's easy to see how many of our needs can be met through sharing with others to some lesser or greater degree.