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Old Concept, New Name


I first heard of the “sharing economy” concept two years ago in a first year environmental studies course.  The class read chapters out of the book “Treading Softly” by Thomas Princen. Princen outlined is vision for a new economy that is driven by sustainable action. One of his main points was that communities are able … Continue reading

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The Novelty of Sharing


The marketing of “collaborative consumption” to our generation, and our subsequent acceptance of it, stimulates the concept that sharing is innovative and modern.  However, I agree with the voices on the KCRW podcast, “The Rise of the Sharing Economy” that sharing and communal consumption have always existed. Our exponential advances in technology allows instantaneous information … Continue reading

Dare You to Share
Blog 5

Dare You to Share


When I came to Bucknell as a freshman, I had no car. As the constant struggle to get into fraternity parties on the weekends proved fruitless, my friends and I quickly grew bored. One day, as we walked past the LC, we saw the Zipcars parked outside. Having not heard of them before, we quickly … Continue reading

Are Added Values for the Environment and Community Really Worth a Change in Consumption?
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Are Added Values for the Environment and Community Really Worth a Change in Consumption?


All of the speakers from “The Rise of the Sharing Economy” http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp130902the_rise_of_the_shar added great value to the program because of the speakers’ diversity in viewpoints and backgrounds. This also brought controversy and discussion, which allowed listeners to form personal opinions on matters because we were able to hear many different perspectives on the same topic. That … Continue reading