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ZeroLandfill Project Upcycles Free Materials for Artists and Educators

August 23, 2016 - 06:21

The 2015 Harvest. Photo courtesy of ZeroLandfill Project.

Categories: Economics

Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own

August 22, 2016 - 06:03

Photo credit: transCam via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND. Article and infographic cross-posted from YES! Magazine.

Seven years ago, Winthrop, Minnesota, population 1,400, decided it needed an Internet upgrade.

Categories: Economics

A Shareable Explainer: What is a Platform Co-op?

August 16, 2016 - 15:52

by Maira Sutton, Cat Johnson and Neal Gorenflo

The sharing economy held great promise when it first emerged. It was seen as a way to help people build community, reduce unnecessary consumption, and generate extra income. It was based on the brilliantly simple notion that when we share, everybody has more.

Categories: Economics

Can Self-Driving Cars Save Our Cities?

August 16, 2016 - 06:24

Can autonomous cars give us a do-over with our cities, fossil fuel dependence, affordable housing, and also workers? Robin Chase, author of Peers, Inc and co-founder of Zipcar says yes. Or at least they have the potential to.

Categories: Economics

How to Start a Library of Things

August 15, 2016 - 06:49

DeDeelkelder Library of Things in Utrect, Netherlands. Credit: Sanne van Vliet

Categories: Economics