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5 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Sustainability in 2014

Looking back at 2013 here are five trends that should keep you optimistic about sustainability in 2014
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New York vs. the Sharing Economy

Both the state and city of New York have been challenging a number of sharing economy companies and their disruptive models, including Airbnb,…
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The Sharing Economy Increases Economic Growth While Lowering Consumption

The relationship between the sharing economy and economic systems is potentially contentious. Can the sharing economy increase economic growth while lowering consumption, which…
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Larger Corporate Presence Now the Reality in the Sharing Economy

The rise of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption, means it has become far more mainstream, and therefore corporations are taking an interest.
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2012: Four Trends in Sustainable Consumption

Was 2012 a good year in terms of sustainable consumption, where people purchased more green products while adopting alternative and more sustainable practices,…
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RelayRides Accident Raises Concerns about Liabilities of Access Economy

A recent RelayRides car accident is bringing attention to some of the liability issues associated with sharing economy borrowing arrangements.
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4 Reasons GM is Investing in Car-Sharing

It looks like GM is playing an important role in the growth of RelayRides, which announced earlier this month that it is expanding…
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Are Millennials More Like MacGyver or Liz Lemon?

After getting tired of writing and characterizing the baby boomers and generation X, trend spotters and researchers have focused in the last years…

A Sharing Economy for the 1%

The sharing economy is usually identified with the 99 percent. Think Airbnb, BookMooch or Freecycle. You probably won’t find the 1 percent crashing…
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GM Boosts Carsharing with RelayRides

RelayRides allows car owners to loan out their cars and score extra cash in San Francisco and Boston, and now has an exclusive…
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SHARE SF: Is Having Access the New Ownership?

This past weekend, Shareable hosted an unconference called SHARE SF at Hub SoMa, a coworking space for social entrepreneurs in San Francisco (where…
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Mi Coche, Su Coche? A New Kind of Car-Sharing Seeks Traction

Forget about a cup of sugar, your neighbor might just be eyeing your ride, instead. And thanks to a crop of car-sharing services…