Sunday, 21 August 2011
Buy this book!
What's Mine is Yours talks about this new movement of collaborative consumption. How we're sharing resources through car-sharing, swapping clothes rather than buying new ones, and staying in people's spare rooms rather than hotels. We're using the things we have rather than always generating more. We're putting our names down to get a small plot of land to grow vegetables. While being thrifty, or 'making do', has certainly been boosted by the global economic crisis (I'm sure I'm not the only one rediscovering op-shops), this movement started before the financial woes began, which means it is likely to outlast the eventual rebound in the global economy.
If you've ever heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, you'll be even more motivated to share rather than generate new things!
I guarantee it's a good read, and it is a great philosophy for embracing the creative world.