10 ideas for change: The Sharing Economy

How can sharing boost local economies, build community and improve the resilience of neighbourhoods? Here’s ten sharing projects that are creating change in local areas: Reduce food waste: There are a number of schemes focused on collecting food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it among those in need. Fareshare feeds more than 43,000 people across the UK every day and in Germany and France, Disco Soup combines food sharing with music. Discarded vegetables from local markets and other suppliers are cooked up into a soup and shared with homeless people in a town centre setting with a disco backdrop. Lilac housing community in Leeds Create affordable housing: Co-housing is gaining traction as the crisis in housing shows no sign of abating. One of the most recent developments is Lilac Leeds, a community of 20 strawbale homes in west Leeds. In co-housing schemes members … (To read more, subscribe below)

Clare Goff

Clare Goff

Clare Goff is editor of New Start magazine

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