Happiness

Home-Grown Businesses: The Role of Grassroots Financing
by Stacy Mitchell
How businesses are turning to their neighbors for funding.
6 Ways to Start Sharing
by Stephanie Smith
What do you do when you want to start sharing resources, but your community’s not into it?
Without a Car in the World
Photo Essay: Los Angelenos tell stories of living car-free in the city.
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Fallen Fruit
Video: Sharing knowledge with the community, Fallen Fruit provides maps for locals to make use of public fruit trees.
L.A. Eco-Village
Video: Urban ecovillages work to strengthen communities and bring neighbors, art, and environmental action together.
Score and Swap, For Free!
Wish there was a store where everything was free? New York's latest pop-up swap, Score!, has the answer.
Sticking Together in Tough Times
by Chuck Collins
With more workers facing long-term joblessness, the unemployed are working together for change.
A Different Kind of Ownership Society
by Marjorie Kelly, Shanna Ratner
Innovative strategies for cooperative local ownership make it possible for prosperity to be shared as well as sustainable.
When Couches Become Communities
by David Bollier
Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together”
by Margaret Wheatley
Even in this fractured time, we can find strength in solidarity.
How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillen
Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
How to Share Time
by Mira Luna
When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word
by Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay Walljasper
Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.