New Economy

Invest in the Sock Exchange—and Other Ways to Join the Sharing Revolution
by Jeremy Adam Smith
When we share as much stuff as possible, we walk more lightly on the earth and often improve our quality of life.
DIY Education: How to Start a Freeskool
by Lily Gershon
Who defines what schools are or what they teach? Why not you?
Pioneers of the New Normal
by Sarah van Gelder
We’re facing a very different world than the one we knew. Here’s what people are doing to prepare …
Resilient Ideas: Processing Food Where the Food Is
by Ari LeVaux
Helping farmers process their produce builds local food security.
Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild
by Susan DeFreitas
How the rebuilding boom improves communities, benefits the environment, and even creates jobs.
Resilient Ideas: Return of the Mercantile
by Tiffany Ran
How a small town in Wyoming replaced a dying downtown with a community-owned shopping hub.
Resilient Ideas: Making Fruit Public
by Susan DeFreitas
Art-infused activism to bring city fruit to the public.
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?
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.
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.
How to Share a Waffle
by Abby Quillen
Bartering for your breakfast: One step closer to a local economy?
Taking Financial Reform into Our Own Hands
by Stacy Mitchell
Why we can't let this financial reform bill be our only response to the economic crisis.