Image: front cover Buy Print Book Now
  •  CDN $17.95 
  •  USD $17.95 

Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $17.95     CDN $11.65
  •  USD $17.95     USD $11.65

Paperback – 192 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 346 Grams
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717466
Pub. Date: 2013-11-01

About the Author

Beth Buczynski

Beth Buczynski is a freelance writer and editor who covers clean technology, sustainable design and environmental issues for some of the most popular green sites on the web. The coauthor of two popular ebooks on coworking, Beth believes that building a new economy based on sharing and community is key to ending our dangerous obsession with consumer culture and creating greater social equality. A regular contributor to,, and Shareable Magazine (
), and Green Living editor at, Beth has been named one of the top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter by, and one of the Top 3 Green Twitterati by At Home magazine.

view author profile

Sharing is Good

How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption

by Beth Buczynski

Society is at a crossroads. We can either continue on the path of consumption at any cost, or we can make new choices that will lead to a happier, more rewarding life, while helping to preserve the planet for future generations. Unfortunately, we can't all afford to install solar panels or buy a Prius. Does this mean we are doomed in our quest to live a truly sustainable life?

Not at all. Collaborative consumption is a new way of living, in which access is valued over ownership, experience is valued over material possessions, and "mine" becomes "ours," and everyone's needs are met without waste. Sharing is Good is your roadmap to this emerging economic paradigm. Discover:

  • The history and development of collaborative consumption
  • The benefits and challenges of a sharing lifestyle
  • A wealth of resources from around the world to help make sharing easy and safe.

The beauty of the sharing economy is that it is free, so anyone can participate and make a difference. No one has to sacrifice their individuality or comfort. Best of all, when we're actively engaged in sharing, personal connections are rekindled and we become invested in our communities again.

You might also enjoy



Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh—the worst garment industry accident in recorded history—the words "fashion disaster" …

view title info


The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living

Intellectual arguments alone will not sway the dominant paradigm; to be motivated to create change, people must be moved. Art has the power to …

view title info
Essential Sustainable Home Design

Essential Sustainable Home Design

A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and the Design Process

Many people dream of building a beautiful, environmentally friendly home. But until now there has been no systematic guide to help potential builders …

view title info
The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

Hunting from the Heart

Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as …

view title info
Reinventing Green Building

Reinventing Green Building

Why Certification Systems Aren't Working and What We Can Do About It

Buildings and their associated systems are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the world. The 2030 Challenge aims to produce zero net -energy …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy PDF Version Buy EPUB Version