Could the next generation be the key to rebuilding communities, igniting personal connections, and saving the environment? Rachel Botsman is a social innovator who describes the compelling creation of Collaborative Consumption. Although the term sounds technical, the concept is already organically taking shape throughout the world, combining past with present to create a collaborative future.


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    Another example of collaborative consumption: It is now even possible to share storage space. Whereas people have now had to rely on sometimes impersonal and expensive self-storage companies, instead of simply asking the neighbour if they have space in their garage or shed like we did some years back... brings back some of that social aspect of sharing space and at the same time saving some money for the storer and making the some money for the person with the space. Take a look:

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  • Find out more about Rachel Botsman and the concept that TIME magazine recently called one of the "10 Ideas That Will Change The World" on Rachel's website.
  • Get to know your neighbors and improve your community by gifting products and services through your local Buy Nothing Groups.
  • Before you buy a new product, join a site like bunz and see if you can trade instead of buy.

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